Speaking to reporters he said, " It is an unfortunate incident. I apologise for it." Earlier reports said that Jagannath had been summoned to New Delhi to explain his behavior, but today he said he had not received any such summons from the party headquarters.
"I have not got any summon from the high command in this regard. It is my duty to brief my leader, hence I will do so."
The Congress MP had earlier denied slapping AP Grameen Vikas bank manager Ravinder Reddy, saying that he had tried to put his arm around the latter's shoulder.
Police booked a case against the MP on charges of assault and use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty and said investigation was on. The manager claimed he was manhandled and his shirt torn.
The Andhra Pradesh Bank Association has said that it will approach the state human rights commission to inquire into the matter.