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'Rahul's remarks show lack of his understanding of issues'

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely today said Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Hindu radical groups showed "inadequacy" of his understanding of issues. Modi, Thackeray slam Rahul over WikiLeaks

india Updated: Dec 18, 2010 23:37 IST

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely on Saturday said Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Hindu radical groups showed "inadequacy" of his understanding of issues.

"The contents of statement made by Rahul Gandhi is an inadequate understanding of problems of India like insurgency, poverty and many other issues," Jaitely, the leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, told reporters in Belgaum.

He said making a statement on Hindu extremism to US ambassador five months after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks showed "such inadequacy of understanding".

BJP has taken strong exception to the remarks made by Gandhi that Hindu radical groups posed a bigger threat than Lashkar-e-Taiba during a conversation with US Ambassador Timothy Roemer, made public by WikiLeaks.

He defended BJP's decision to stall the winter session of Parliament over demand of JPC probe into 2G spectrum scam, saying their action was a strategic success. "The BJP had been raising the issue for the last three years but with no results. Only due to NDA pressure, CBI began its inquiry into the scam, but it could be no substitute to JPC."

On land scam allegations against Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, he said the BJP government has already ordered a judicial inquiry into the land denotifications.