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Dragging PMO, Sonia unfortunate: PM

Manmohan says the law of the land will "take care" of those who are guilty.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 04:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said it was "very unfortunate" that the name of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his office were being dragged in the phone-tapping controversy.

"Government has made it clear that the law of the land will take care of those people who indulge in (such things). It is very unfortunate the name of the Congress President and the Prime Minister's Office are being dragged," Singh said.

The remarks of the Prime Minister came a day after Amar Singh apologised to the Prime Minister for dragging names of some officials of PMO into the controversy but had continued his campaign against Sonia charging her with being the mastermind behind it.

The Prime Minister prefaced his remarks by saying he has already said that phone-tapping should never take place except in cases relating to national security.

Singh's oblique criticism of Amar Singh and SP came at a time when the party has been reaching out to non-Congress parties to garner support on the phone tapping issue.

First Published: Jan 11, 2006 02:10 IST