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Don't agree with Rahul's remarks: Varun

india Updated: Dec 20, 2010 15:04 IST

BJP MP Varun Gandhi today said he "does not agree" with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remarks to US Ambassador that radicalised Hindu groups could pose a "bigger threat" to India than terror outfits like LeT.

"I do not agree with what he (Rahul Gandhi) said and I am not convinced with the remark," Varun said here.

In the cable sent by the US embassy in New Delhi, Ambassador Timothy Roemer said during a conversation at a lunch hosted by Prime Minister for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July, 2009, Rahul had told him that radicalised Hindu groups pose a bigger threat than Pakistan-based militant groups like LeT.

Varun, who was here to attend various party functions said the only way to root out corruption from the country was to make mandatory one year military training for the youth.

"The whole country is in the grip of corruption and only youngsters with some military training can eliminate this" the young leader said, adding that in Uttar Pradesh no work is possible without greasing the palms of officials.

Varun said that there is no provision for the traders in the state in case of needs, they are insecure, inspite of the fact that they are one of the highest taxpayers.

He demanded that five per cent of the total tax collected by the traders should be kept aside for traders emergency needs.