Aligarh, Dec 8: Talking about his effort to incorporate people from every community in the political system, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday, Dec 7 that a Muslim with great capability can lead the nation.
"It is not about what religion or community you come from, it is what you bring to the table, what capability you have," he told the students of the Aligarh Muslim University.
Taking prime minister Manmohan Singh as an example, Rahul said that Manmohan Singh became prime minister for his capability and not because he is from a Sikh community.
"And let me tell you something that even when you do have a Muslim prime minister, he will be a prime minister because he is the most capable person," he said.
Rahul urged Muslim youth to join politics stating that an increase in the number of Muslims in politics could put an end to all the problems that is troubling the country.