Rahul Gandhi in a fix, Congress asks him to send apology to Muslims

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New Delhi, Nov 17: In a major setback for Rahul Gandhi, his own party leader seems to have cornered him.Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday, Nov 16 said that the Congress vice president should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were wooed by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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.

OneIndia News
(With IANS inputs)

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