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Congress mum on Tytler's candidacy

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Last updated on: April 09, 2009 13:01 IST
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Amid reports that Congress has asked him to withdraw from the Lok Sabha race, party leader Jagdish Tytler today said he will give his reaction only after the court takes a view on the CBI report on his alleged involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

"I will react only after the court judgment," Tytler told reporters refering to the CBI report in which it is believed to have given a clean chit to the Congress leader in the riots cases.

He parried questions whether he would quit the electoral race from North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency where he has been named as a candidate.

AICC sources maintained that no decision has been taken on his candidature so far.

The issue of his candidature became subject of a renewed controversy after a Sikh journalist lobbed a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram at a press conference on Monday to protest against the "clean chit" to Tytler.

Tytler himself maintained that the CBI report was submitted to the court in a sealed envelope and how could there be a speculation that he has been given a clean chit. 

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