PM condemns assault on Pawar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today strongly condemned the assault on Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a function here.

“The Prime Minister regrets the increasing tendency to take recourse to violent means to express disagreement,” said a statement issued by media adviser to the Prime Minister.

Singh spoke to Pawar who was slapped by a youth at a public function, claiming that he was angry with corruption and price rise.