Sometimes it happens that we mean to say one thing, but the words mean something else, a senior party leader said.
The party leader sought to equate the controversy over the joint statement with the furore over Rita Bahuguna Joshis comments in UP. The intention of the UPCC chief was to speak in favour of women and Dalits, while using the example of the chief minister. However, the her language was misinterpreted, he said.
Prime Minister Singh and the government have come under attack from the Opposition in Parliament over the alleged de-bracketing of terror and talks.
On Monday, party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi refused to give the party's stamp of approval to the joint statement. There is no need for any endorsement. If you need any further clarification, go to the government of India he responded.