NEW DELHI: Congress these days distanced itself from previous Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s assertion that the banning of Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel ‘The Satanic Verses’ by the Rajiv Gandhi federal government was improper.
Describing Chidambaram’ remark as his personal view, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath right now explained, “No concern of a one particular person puncturing party’s stand. Congress’ stand is obvious. Today what the place is confronted with is an assault on harmony,” he stated.
“That is Chidambaram’s possess view,” the former Parliamentary Affairs Minister said even though replying to a question. Chidambaram experienced on Saturday explained the choice of the Rajiv Gandhi govt to ban Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’ was mistaken.
“I have no hesitation in declaring that the ban on Salman Rushdie’s e-book was wrong,” Chidambaram had mentioned at the Instances LitFest below.