Alva's allegations too serious to be overlooked: Amar Singh

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New Delhi, Nov 8 (UNI) Congress's new ally Samajawadi party today said AICC general secretary Margaret Alva's allegations about party tickets having been sold by some leaders during Karnataka Assembly elections were too serious to be taken lightly.

Though saying it was the Congress's internal matter on which he would not like to comment, SP General Secretary Amar Singh said she was a very senior leader of her party and was not expcted to speak out without any substance.

The SP leader was talking to reporters after meeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence here.

''I have close relations with Ms Alva, and the Congress is also our ally, so it would be better for me not to make any comment, but still I think the party just cannot brush aside her allegations,'' he said.

If such a senior leader, who is the AICC general secretray and also a member of the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress which finalises the list of candidates for all elections, says something, it cannot be bypassed, he added.

Meanwhile, the Congress, taking serious note of Ms Alva's allegations, had sternly warned her against repeating such 'emotional outbursts' and sought to remind her that the Party had its own mechanism to handle such grievances.


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