Janardhan Dwivedi clears out his point


New Delhi: An upset Congress is expected to issue a strong statement against senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi for reportedly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview to a news website.

A website has cited Mr Dwivedi, who is also a party spokesman, as saying that the election of Mr Modi as the country’s top leader was “a victory of Indian-ness” and the start of a “new era.”

However, Dwivedi has clarified his remarks. “I didn’t say that Modi has started a new era. I said it was the beginning of Modi’s time,” the  69-year-old leader said, claiming that he had spoken “informally” to the journalist.

According to sources, Dwivedi was asked to give a clarification of his remark.