"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.