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Congress justifies stand on Mukherjee report

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 17: The Congress today justified the Government stand in rejecting the Justice Mukherjee Commission report on the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, saying it had reasons to do so.

Briefing media persons here, Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said the issue about Netaji's death had been pending for the last 50 years and more than one commission had examined the matter in great details and the expenses were incurred by the Government.

The Government, he said, was of the view that further probe into the matter was uncalled for. ''We have enough of it. We don't accept the report.'' Replying to a question, Mr Singhvi also justified the Government stand on the controversial religious thriller 'Da Vinci Code', saying, ''in a democratic country with diverse groups living there when serious written objections are there to the film, it would be insensitive not to take it into account.'' The final decision on the controversial thriller would be taken after carefully seeing the film at the highest level, he said, adding serious objections must be considered.

In reply to yet another question on constitution of a four- member committee to go into the reservation for OBCs, Mr Singhvi denied the suggestion that amounted to a lack of faith in HRD Minister Arjun Singh. This interpretation was wrong, he said, adding this would help gather greater inputs on the issue before taking a final decision.


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