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Sonia's comment on foreign policy not aimed at Left: Cong

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) The Congress today clarified that Congress President Sonia Gandhi did not refer to any political party in particular, let alone the Left parties, when she spoke of political parties communalising foreign policy in a letter publlished in the Congress mouthpiece 'Sandesh'.

Stating that Mrs Gandhi did not mention the Left parties in her write up, Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said Mrs Gandhi was opposed to any form of communalism being brought into foregin policy.

"It would be wrong in principle on the part of any party to bring in communalism in foreign policy,to which she referred, "Mr Singhvi clarified.

About the opposition being voiced by the Left parties, Mr Singhvi said Mrs Gandhi was not opposed to the criticism by the Left of the Government's policies. What she was opposed in principle was to bring in communalism in foreign policy by any party. "It was a principled statement," he added.

When some journalists persisted saying that she had referred to the Left parties, he said. "You are free to draw your own conclusions." UNI YS KD DB1849

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