New Delhi: As dust settles on the 'Hindu terror' issue, government has said home minister Sushilkumar Shinde had not apologized for his controversial remarks but only expressed regret, which was accepted by the BJP.
"Well, it is regret. That is the word that has been used. I cannot change the language once it is used," parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath told Karan Thapar on 'Devil's Advocate' programme on CNN-IBN.
He was responding to questions on whether Shinde had expressed regret or tendered an apology for his remark made at a Congress meet in Jaipur that BJP was running camps for training Hindu terrorists.
Nath said while Shinde had used the word BJP, he has clarified that he did not mean any political organisation.
"If it has inadvertently or advertently been construed to mean that, he said I express regret," Nath said.
He also sought to make a distinction between Shinde's remarks and similar comments made by P Chidambaram during his tenure as home minister.