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Congress downplays Digvijay Singh’s remarks about Karkare

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday downplayed party general secretary Digvijay Singh’s remarks about former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare being a form of God for Muslims, saying he must have used a proverbial expression.

‘No human being can be compared to God in any religion. He must have used it as a proverb,’ Congress spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said.

Answering queries, he said that Digvijay Singh’s intention ‘was not what has been misinterpreted’.

Singh, who released a book ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’ in Mumbai Monday, said: ‘Hemant Karkare had come forth as a form of Ishwar (God) for Muslims in this country’ and ‘saved a community from being defamed’.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday reacted sharply to Singh’s remarks, saying he was using the ‘language of divide’. The party sought a clarification from Congress on Singh’s remarks.

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