Singhvi is representing the Congress at the Brigade Parade Grounds, where leaders of all the opposition parties, except the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the CPI(M)-led Left Front, are participating in the rally.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, at a press conference, claimed the grave apprehensions of his party over "interference" in the highest levels of the judiciary have been proved by Justice Joseph's remarks.
Singhvi, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha with TMC support, had on Friday appeared before the Supreme Court as counsel for the state government, opposing the BJP’s demand for deployment of central forces.
Singhvi, who was in Kolkata on Thursday, said, “CPM’s allegations ... are malicious, baseless, unfounded, defamatory and false. They raised childish objections on March 12 during the submission of nomination forms.
On March 23, five Rajya Sabha candidates will be elected from the state. Given its strength in the Assembly, the Trinamool will get to elect four candidates while the Opposition will get to field the fifth.
West Bengal Congress leaders, however, made it clear that Trinamool Congress’s support to Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s candidature for Rajya Sabha polls would not affect their opposition to the ruling party.
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress leader PC Chacko disagreed with Manish Tewari's statement saying that there was no such troop movement, without information of the government. He added that such statements are creating unnecessary controversies. Echoing similar sentiments, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the statement given by Manish Tewari is baseless and irrelevant. He stated that during the Raisina Hill incident, Tewari was neither a member of the cabinet committee on security nor any of relevant decision making body.