New Delhi: Soon after his comments on Congress’ No 2 “Rahul Gandhi” sparked controversy in the political corridors, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday clarified that he has not said anything in negative light about the party and his remarks were misinterpreted and mispresented.

“My remarks on the youth leader Rahul Gandhi were not in negative light. I have never said that the party is directionless but has only expressed that the party is looking forward to see Rahul Gandhi in larger role,” said Khurshid during a press conference here on Tuesday.

Terming the party as an integral part of the government, he said," My comments were misinterpreted by the media hence its better to not discuss intra-party issues with it."

In a recent interview to a leading newspaper, the senior Congress Minister has said that the root cause of problems within the party is lack of ideological direction from the Congress scion and youth leader Rahul Gandhi.

“The Congress needs a new ideology by our next generation leader Rahul Gandhi for strongly facing the contemporary challenges. He is undoubtedly and unquestionably the number two leader in the party but he has not taken up the functional responsibility yet. He is still not ready to accept the responsibility of number two,” Khurshid said in the interview.

Mentioning about the party and the government, he has said that the party is in a scattered situation which needed a revamp. The Congress President can only set up the stage again as she is the only one who holds such a stature. The Prime Minister can then easily run the government.

When he was asked about India's economic crisis, Khurshid has said, "It's not only economic reforms that have slowed down. Even political and administrative reforms have not happened because of this situation."

Meanwhile, the BJP taking a dig at the Congress, said, "Remarks of the senior leader is worrying and not a positive indication for the country."


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