Taking forward Narendra Modi’s attack on Rahul Gandhi that the Congress compromises with national interest, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Rahul Gandhi had officially told the US Ambassador Timothy Roemer that Hindu terrorism were a bigger threat than the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Citing a UK-based newspaper report, who has used the Wikileaks documents as a source for a story of December 2010, Prasad said, "Gandhi thinks the LeT, who is responsible for killing scores of people in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, is less dangerous than 'radicalised Hindu groups'. "And this is just within few months of the Mumbai terror attack. The report also says that Rahul was referring to then BJP chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi who he described as a polarising figure," he added.
The report, shared by Prasad in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, is based on a leaked cable by WikiLeaks. 'The cable contained details of Rahul's conversation with the envoy at a luncheon hosted by Prime Minsiter Manmohan Sigh at his residence in July 2009 in honour of visiting US secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Responding to the ambassador's query about Lashkar-e-Taiba's activities in the region and immediate threat to India, Rahul said there was evidence of some support for the group among certain elements in India's indigenous Muslim community. However, Rahul warned, the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalized Hindu groups, which create religious tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim community,' the newspaper says, quoting the WikiLeaks cable. He further said that Gandhi should respond why he believes LeT is not dangerous for the country, but Narendra Modi is?Another issue he raised was that then Prime Minister of Congress, Manmohan Singh also compromised on national interest in Sharm-el-Sheikh in July 2009. Flashing a joint statement released by the government at the time, Prasad outlined, "Gilani mentioned that Pakistan has some information on threats in Balochistan and other areas. Repeating Modi's allegation that Congress and Rahul Gandhi had insulted the Indian Army by questioning the surgical strikes as 'Khoon ki Saudagari', Prasad said, "Under the brave and fearless leadership of Narendra Modi, we have empowered the Indian Army. And you can see that in the last few years, no new LeT terrorist stays alive for very long."
Reaching out actively to the Patidar community, Prasad said, "Kapil Sibal, who is the Congress's advisor on this matter, is an able lawyer. He has been a law minister and I&B minister, so am I. Why is he misleading the Patidar youth? What is the Congress's actual plan to cross the 50