Sirsa, May 1 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that it was Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh who compelled Pakistan to confess that the terrorists involved in 26/11 Mumbai carnage belonged to its land.
Addressing an election rally here, the Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, in reply to BJP's consistent description of Prme Minister Dr. Manohan Singh as a weak PM, said: "It is the same Prime Minister who compelled Pakistan to openly confess categorically that the perpetrators of the terrorists act in Mumbai last year belonged to Pakistan."
Rahul appreciated Dr. Singh's diplomatic efforts when he said that it was due to Dr. Singh's diplomatic strategy that Pakistan was fully exposed before the world for harbouring and outsourcing terrorism and being a potent danger to the world.
Meanwhile, Rahul lampooned the tenure of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishan Advani during National Democratic Alliance's rule under which hijacking of Indian Airlines aircr14 took place.
"During the tenure of so-called mighty and powerful L. K. Advani as Deputy Prime Minister in the NDA government, the country faced unprecedented humiliation when his foreign minister Jaswant Singh himself escorted the most dreaded terrorists to release them in a foreign land," Rahul said.
The Congress general secretary said his party was committed to "ensuring progress and development of all sections of society, including the poor, down-trodden, farmers and toiling masses without discriminating on the grounds of caste, creed or religion.
Rahul was accompanied by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who enumerated the achievements of Congress during its four-and-half-years of rule in the State.
Hooda said that it was due to Rahul Gandhi's efforts that the country's "youth were being empowered to steer the ship of India's destiny. (ANI)