New Delhi: The Congress on Friday defended party vice president Rahul Gandhi's statement that he was briefed by an intelligence officer of ISI's involvement in trying to recruit disgruntled Muzaffarnagar riot-affected youngsters to carry out its nefarious designs.
Party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Rahul Gandhi was Congress vice president and a two-time Member of Parliament and elected representatives meet a wide variety of people including police officials and intelligence services officers.
His statement came after the BJP launched a scathing attack on Rahul's controversial remarks.
Earlier, speaking at a rally in Indore, the Congress-second-in command had claimed that there were "vested political interest" for Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul had also stressed that that only his party was capable of taking all sections of the society together whereas the opposition parties were busy pitting one community against other for their narrow political gains.