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12-18-2010, 02:25 AM #1
Rahul's Hindu terror comment creates uproarCongress was on Friday caught on the wrong foot after Wikileaks quoted Rahul Gandhi as saying that Hindu extremists are bigger threat to India than the Lashkar-e-taiba.
The fact that it was Rahul himself who came under fire led to total confusion within the Congress. For the BJP it was an issue served to them on a platter.
In the ongoing season of leaks and scams for the Congress Rahul Gandhi has been hit by Wikileaks.
The latest cable quotes have Rahul Gandhi talking to US Ambassador Timothy Roemer about Hindu terror. Rahul is quoted telling Roemer that Hindu terrorists were a bigger threat to India than the lashkar-e-taiba.
Rahul Gandhi was forced to issue a statement read out by the spokesperson. It stopped short of denying the cable.
Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "Terrorism and Communalism of all types is a threat to India. We need to remain vigilant, against acts of terrorism of all kinds no matter who commits them."
This statement came after so much early morning confusion within the Congress.
Just after the leak Congress saw conspiracy in the leaked cable and issued a statement questioning the veracity of the cables.
This statement was retracted but soon Manu Singhvi raised doubts.
"This matter has to be looked into. It has to be investigated and verified."
But the BJP strongly attacked the Congress and Rahul himself....being a human...