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Modi blames Rahul for America's pro-Pak stance

December 18, 2010 16:36 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that inputs provided by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi -- that 'radicalised Hindu groups' could pose a bigger threat than outfits like Lashkar-e-Tayiba -- were responsible for the 'pro-Pakistan policies' of the United States.

"Now it is clear who was prompting USA to speak in favour of Pakistan," Modi said, reacting to US diplomatic cables released by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks on Friday, which carried Rahul's remarks about radicalised Hindu groups.

"The whole world was convinced that Pakistan promotes terrorism. They train terrorists and terrorism is the biggest export industry for it," he said.

Modi said he used to wonder why Americans supported Pakistan all through despite the widely acknowledged fact.

"After Wikileaks' release, it is known who was guiding USA and providing information about Pakistan, based on which America made an opinion about the country; this is the biggest loss for the country," Modi said without naming Rahul.

Asked if he was pointing an accusing finger at the Congress general secretary, Modi refused to comment.

A conversation between Rahul and US envoy Timothy Roemer was released by WikiLeaks on Friday, in which he had said that radicalised Hindu groups pose a bigger threat than outfits like LeT.

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