"Sanjay Nirupam accepted the responsibility for publication of grossly inaccurate, baseless and malicious article against the Congress leadership in the party magazine - 'Congress Darshan' - and submitted his unconditional apology for the same.
"The Central Disciplinary Action Committee, while accepting his apology, cautioned him to be careful in the future while editing, printing and publishing materials in 'Congress Darshan' so that this type of grave mistake is not repeated," sources in the party said.
Left embarrassed by the articles criticising Nehru's policies on Kashmir and China, Congress had last month issued a show-cause notice to the magazine's editor Nirupam.
The AICC Disciplinary Action Committee, headed by A K Antony, HAD issued the notice to Nirupam, a former Lok Sabha member from Mumbai and one of the party's popular faces, in the second week of January.
Nirupam, a former Shiv Sena man, had been given "a few days" to respond. Days after the Nirupam responded, the party today cleared the air.
The show-cause notice had come despite an apology from Nirupam, and Congress already having distanced itself from its "defunct" mouthpiece. The show-cause notice to Nirupam was issued just days ahead of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Mumbai on January 15 and 16.


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