Chidambaram pointed out that he is not the first person to use the phrase “saffron terror" as it has been used a many times, including some ministers of the UPA government.
“I cannot claim patent on the phrase," Chidambaram quipped.
“The message is that the right wing fundamentalists are suspected to be behind some bomb blasts. Saffron terror ensured that the message is not lost," he pointed out.
Responding the difference of opinion between the government and the Congress party over the issue, Chidambarm clarifies that 'party is supreme" and that it is on the same page as the government on the issue.