Issues raised to be dealt with on my return to India: PM


New Delhi, Sept 27: After the Congress party's vice-president Rahul Gandhi's press conference over the Ordinance over convicted lawmakers issue, the surprised Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday issued a statement saying that issues raised by Rahul Gandhi will be considered by the Cabinet on his return to India.

According to reports, the PM has said that Rahul Gandhi has written to him on ordinance besides making a statement before media.

"The ordinance has been a matter of much public debate and government is seized of all these developments", PM has said.

The PM is in the US to attend the United Nations General Assembly and will return to New Delhi on October 1.

Rahul Gandhi's blunt denunciation of the controversial ordinance that seeks to negate the Supreme Court verdict immediately disqualifying convicted MPs and MLAs as "complete nonsense" happened in New Delhi while the prime minister was sleeping in his suite in the Four Seasons Hotel here.

Singh's aides were woken up by the media seeking reaction to Rahul's attack including the comment that the government decision on the ordinance, which is now before President Pranab Mukherjee, was "wrong".

No immediate reaction was forthcoming but PMO sources said that Singh would "deal with the matter" only on his return to New Delhi on Oct 1.

The PM's aides, who were preparing for Singh's meeting with President Barack Obama later in the day, went into a huddle but refrained from making any public comments.

OneIndia News

(With PTI inputs)

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