Outlook magazine on Monday night admitted to have 'erroneously' attributed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh Hindu leader remark which created a storm in Lok Sabha.
The magazine tweeted a link to the following statement:
"In a Lok Sabha debate on November 30, 2015, Mr. Mohammad Salim, the honorable Member of Parliament of the CPI-M, referred to an Outlook cover story ("The Mirror States", dated November 16, 2015).
In this story, a remark ("first Hindu ruler after 800 years") made by the late Ashok Singhal of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was erroneously attributed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Outlook deeply regrets the lack of diligence in verifying the source of the statement.It was not our intention to denigrate the home minister or Parliament. Outlook sincerely regrets the embarrassment caused to Mr. Rajnath Singh and Mr. Mohammad Salim. The online version of the said article has been corrected to put the facts on record."
The article created a storm in Lok Sabha after Salim raised it, prompting the Home Minister to strongly deny it. The statement of Salim was later expunged by the Speaker.
Outlook tweeted the folowing statement: