Congress corners Digvijay Singh over Sanjay Dutt

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New Delhi, March 25: Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh seems to have faced the ire of the party over his comment on Sanjay Dutt.

Rejecting to comment on Digvijay Singh's remark on Sanjay Dutt's sentence, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday, March 25 said, "There is the rule of law. Nobody is big or small in the eyes of law."

"Anybody can submit his petition to the Governor of the President and they decide on that. The party does not comment on such issues," added Alvi while commenting on the demand of pardoning the Bollywood actor.

Earlier on Sunday, Digvijay Singh was quoted as saying, "Sanjay Dutt is not a criminal, he is not a terrorist. Sanjay Dutt, at a young age, in the atmosphere of that time, thought that perhaps the way Sunil Dutt had been raising his voice against communalism and favoured the minorities, then perhaps he could be attacked."

"So, as an obvious reaction of a kid to do something, if he has committed a mistake then I feel that he has undergone the punishment for it," Digvijay added.

Recently a group of political leaders and Bollywood celebritties raised demand that Dutt should be pardoned as they believe the actor has suffered a lot in last 20 years. Starting from Jaya Bachchan to Rakhi Sawant, Mamata Banerjee to Shatrughan Sinha and Markande Katju to Jaya Prada - all have raised demand to pardon Dutt.

The Supreme Court has upheld Dutt's sentence, however, reduced it from six-year-imprisonment to five-year-imprisonment. As the actor had already served 18 months in jail, hence he will be behind the bar for next three and half years.

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