Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the UPA government had given the same answer in May 2013 in response to a question on the location of Dawood Ibrahim as had the NDA government earlier this week.
Responding to concerns raised by Congress MP Jyotiradtiya Scindia in the Lok Sabha about the written reply of Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary that Dawood's location was not known, Rajnath Singh said that the opposition members did not properly understand the answer.
"It is the same reply. The meaning was not understood properly (by the opposition)," he said.
The minister said he will make a detailed statement on the issue on Monday.
A controversy had broken out after Chaudhary said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that Dawood's location was not known and extradition proceedings against him will start once he is traced.