Home Minister P Chidambaram has hit back after a comment he made at a news conference in Bangalore was construed as a 'hate statement' against India's middle class.
Issuing a statement on Wednesday, Chidambaram said that he was "Disgusted at the deliberate distortion" of his words. He said that he had simply made a matter of fact statement, and had not meant to mock or chide anyone.
The comments immediately created a huge media furore, with many hitting out against what they saw as an attack against the middle class. The comments also caught the attention of the opposition with Samajawadi Party leader Shahid Sidduqui warning that such comments could even result in revolution.
Updated Date: Jul 11, 2012 15:16 PM