However, the Congress leader also tried to defend Rahul by saying, "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion by the media and Congress adversaries."
Jairam's shocking statement surfaced during his interaction with reporters from the Urdu media at the Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi.
Rahul Gansdhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks
The Congress vice president had made the remarks at an election rally and was referring to Muslim youth affected by the violence in September this year in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking about Rahul's dedication for the people of the country, Jairam added, "He is genuinely concerned about minorities, weaker sections, Dalits and deprived classes."
The Election Commission (EC) recently has warned Rahul regarding his speeches during election campaign rallies. The EC was upset with Rahul's respond to its previous notice which was sent following BJP's complaint. Rahul has accused BJP of inciting violence in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
(With IANS inputs)