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We give too much importance, time to Pakistan: Rahul

india Updated: Oct 13, 2009 23:19 IST
Archana Phull
Archana Phull
Hindustan Times
Congress general secretary

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said too much time and importance were being given to Pakistan’s internal matters.

“To my mind, Pakistan deserves not half the importance we are giving it,” he said at a press conference in Shimla.

Lately Pakistan is drawing a lot of public attention because of the Taliban attacks on army headquarters there and the Lahore High Court quashing cases against the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks last year, Hafiz Saeed.

“There is no comparison between India and Pakistan,” he said.

Pakistan was a small piece of land, he said, adding certain issues related to Pakistan had to be managed, which was being done.

The Congress leader said the world view on Pakistan had changed over time. “It’s a long process. India and the rest of the world are creating pressure on Pakistan,” he said.

Gandhi said there were two “Indias” in the country, which need to be linked.

“One India is of people who have all the opportunities. The other is of those who have none.”

He said the policies of the United Progressive Alliance were aimed at taking along the people who do not have opportunities or an identity.

He said the opposition parties were living in the past. The youth want to know “what we are going to give them in the years to come,” he said.