• search

Vande Mataram: Matter is closed, says Cong

Written by: Staff
|

New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) Reiterating that the Congress has already admitted that a mistake has occurred in proclaiming September 7 as the centenary day of the Vande Mataram, the party today urged the media to treat the matter as closed.

"Rubbing it in is not proper," Congress Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said, adding "we have already owned up the mistake." Mr Singhvi said the Congress had realised that September 7 had no historical significance as far as Vande Mataram was concerned. It was Mr Shanti Bhushan who had proposed September 7 to be treated as centenary day, he clarified.

But in history a date has a significance and that was why the Congress came out with a clarification, Mr Singhvi said.

Asked whether HRD Minister Arjun Singh should resign for the goof up, he evaded the question, saying the matter has ended with the party's clarification.

In reply to a question, the Congress Spokesman clarified that the Congress was not consulted about the centenary day of the Vande Mataram.

UNI YS RP BD1850

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more