"Congress always fights to win and fights on its own strength. However, it is the numbers that decide in the post election scenario," he said. (Agencies)
“If necessary, the party can consider but within the boundaries of basic Congress principles of secularism and inclusive growth" he said when was asked to comment on Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's statement that chances of Narendra Modi becoming prime minister were slim and Congress could form the government by joining hands with third front.
"That principle stands and it doesn't change by mere exigencies of politics," he said.
When asked whether there is any possibility of Congress joining hands with Trinamool Congress again, Singhvi, who is also the party spokesperson, said, "I have already answered that to the earlier question."
Commenting on the controversy over appointment of Special Director for CBI and Central Vigilance Commission, he said, "Normal governance should not stop. Which law says that normal appointment according to routine and promotion which has been in the pipeline for last six months can't be done?"
"If they (BJP) are so concerned, let them go to the EC. I don't think they should create such a feeling that this (UPA) government should close its books and go to sleep and normal governance doesn't continue," he said.
To a poser on whether Priyanka Gandhi should be more involved in campaigning, Singhvi said, "She has repeatedly stated that she is very much in politics and her boundaries are restricted as looks after and manages her mother's and brother's constituencies."
"The entire party in very eager that she should campaign more in every election," he said.
On whether he felt that TMC might join hands with BJP after the election, he said, "Birds of the same feather flock together. But possibly it would be an alliance of bad governance - two highest debt-ridden states and between two leaders who are intolerant to dissent."
"Congress always fights to win and fights on its own strength. However, it is the numbers that decide in the post election scenario," he said.