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Nirupam in Congress: Dutt flays high command

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May 09, 2005 09:52 IST

Senior Congress leader and Union minister Sunil Dutt on Sunday night attacked the Congress high command's recent decision to induct former Shiv Sena member of Parliament Sanjay Nirupam into the party.

He said Congress president Sonia Gandhi had not been given correct information about Nirupam.

The sports minister, who defeated Nirupam in last year's Lok Sabha poll, which the latter contested as a Shiv Sena candidate, said Sonia had not been told that Nirupam had called thespian Dilip Kumar a "traitor."

"If Sonia Gandhi knew the truth about Sanjay Nirupam and if she had been given correct information about him, she would not have taken into the party-fold a tainted person like him," Dutt said.

He also said Gandhi was being "misguided" with "incorrect" information that he had agreed to Nirupam's induction into the party.

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