Congress downplays Kohli's entry into BJP

Congress downplays Kohli's entry into BJP

Congress downplays Kohli's entry into BJP

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said he was sad over his half-brother Daljeet Singh Kohli joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He, however, maintained he had no control over his siblings' decisions, saying “they are all adults”. "I feel very sad. I have no control. They are all adults," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Padma awards function here when his reaction was sought on his half-brother joining the BJP. The Congress, however, downplayed Kohli’s entry into the main Opposition, describing it a “non-event”.

"As far as I know he is a non-political person. He never made a political statement in his life. His joining a party is a non-event," Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters at a press conference, replying to questions on the issue.

He used the opportunity to attack BJP, when his reaction was sought on the reports about a nephew of Singh claiming there was a “deal” behind Kohli joining the BJP. "It is quite possible. Why should I disbelief that.” he charged.