New Delhi: Congress on Sunday termed a news report as “bogus” which claimed that the former party president Rahul Gandhi called AIADMK leader seeking support for opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha.
In a statement, Congress general secretary Communications Jairam Ramesh said Rahul Gandhi did not speak to AIADMK leader E Palaniswamy over the phone and the news report is ‘wholly bogus and totally false’.
“A so-called news item has appeared in the Indian Express today that Rahul Gandhi called up AIADMK leader E Palaniswamy seeking support for the combined opposition candidate for the presidential election Yashwant Sinha,” Ramesh said in a statement.
“This is entirely bogus and totally false. No such phone call was made. The DMK-Congress alliance is firm and steadfast enough to withstand such crude and mischievous efforts to sow confusion and weaken it,” he added.