NEW DELHI : Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday decried the Congress demanding apology from Prime Minister Modi for the Uttarakhand episode, asserting that he has nothing to do with the political crisis in the hill state.

“It is ridiculous whosoever makes such a demand betrays his total disregard for the norms of democratic propriety for the values of Parliamentary democracy. Prime Minister has nothing to do with whatever happens in a certain state and off-late it has become a fashion with some of the opposition leaders to hit headlines by linking every issue with the PM’s name,” he said.

While none of the senior union ministers are commenting on the Supreme Court forcing the Centre to revoke the President’s rule in Uttarakhand after ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat bagged a clear majority in the Assembly in the floor test on Tuesday, Dr Jitendra Singh came out in defence of the Prime Minister.

He was reacting to senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday demanding the PM’s apology and sacking of the minister (Arun Jaitley) who had advised him to impose the President’s rule.

“Whatever be the issue they would try to bring in Prime Minister Modi’s name which only goes on to prove that Prime Minister Narendra Modi commands such a high credibility, such a high rating in the media that because they cannot make news on their own, they are not able to obtain a media slot on their own, they try to cash on the name of Prime Minister Modi to steal or borrow some slot in the media,” the PM’s MoS added.

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