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Congress mum on Tytler's candidacy

Last updated on: April 09, 2009 13:01 IST

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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