Jairam Ramesh clarifies his controversial remarks to Manmohan, Sonia

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New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Union Minister for Enviornment and Forests Jairam Ramesh reportedly clarified his controversial remarks in a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Monday.

During his China-visit this weekend, the Union Minister Ramesh during an international conference on climate change, embarrassed his own government by using words like 'alarmist' and 'paranoid' for the Home Ministry's policies on the entry of Chinese companies in India.

On Monday, Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi criticized Ramesh for his alleged comments in China on the Home Ministry.

"It was not proper for Jairam Ramesh to comment on another ministry. He should have not made those comments," said Singhvi.

"Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has made his displeasure clear to the Union Minister," he added.

"We don't approve of the comments made by Jairam Ramesh. Yes, as a party, we disapprove his comments," he further stated.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sought an explanation from the Prime Minister on the whole issue.

"Lobbyists have entered the Union Cabinet. Prime Minister must reign in his ministers and give an explanation on the whole issue," said a BJP leader.

Dr Singh reportedly spoke to Ramesh over his critical comments.

PMO sources said Dr Singh asked Ramesh not to comment on the functioning of other ministries. (ANI)

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