I apologized to Advani over pre-poll speeches: PM‎

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Jun 17: Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister on Wednesday, Jun 17 said that BJP leader LK Advani had called him up to express 'regret' over his speeches during the elections and that he reciprocated the gesture by apologising. He added that he wished BJP well.

"I was compelled to reply him (Advani). I did say something which Mr Advani said hurt him. "When he (Advani) rang up on May 16 to congratulate on the election results, he expressed regret. I also conveyed my apologies if I had hurt him, PM said to journalists.

Manmohan Singh said that he was now looking forward to 'close' relations with Advani, as the Leader of Opposition.

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