Congress leaked by WikiLeaks Julian Paul Assange has given sleepless nights to several world leaders by releasing a series of â€˜secretâ€™ US diplomatic cables on his website Wikileaks. A few of those cables on India hit the Congress party hard. Letâ€™s read those â€˜secret cablesâ€™ between the lines. US cable dated August 3, 2009 A secret US diplomatic cable dated August 3, 2009 released by the whistle blower website quoted Congress general secretary and partyâ€™s â€˜potentialâ€™ prime ministerial face Rahul Gandhi as saying â€œThere was evidence of some support for (Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba) among certain elements in Indiaâ€™s indigenous Muslim community, the bigger threat may be the growth of radicalized Hindu groups, which create religious tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim community.â€ â€œAttention required on the risk of extremists grown at home and they are reacting to terror attacks coming from Pakistan or from Islamist groups in India,â€ he added. Look at the context in which the senior Congress leader made such comments. According to the diplomatic cable, the observation was made on July 20, 2009 -- less than eight months after 26/11 â€“ when Indian establishment was busy in pressurising Islamabad to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks to justice and USâ€™s support was crucial to bend Pakistan internationally. Gandhi made those observations during a conversation with US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer at a luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in honour of visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. While making such sweeping observations, the senior Congress leader forgot that he was talking to the Ambassador of that country whose support India sought to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice and that the comment had the potential to weaken Indiaâ€™s 26/11 case internationally. Rahul Gandhiâ€™s statement outlines his deficit of knowledge in international diplomacy. Well, America has its own counter terrorism agencies to make their assessment. Hope, it did not pay much heed to Rahulâ€™s â€˜sensationalâ€™ claim. Gandhiâ€™s comments also demonstrate that he has failed to recognise the real challenge the country is facing. What is more outrageous is that Rahul went to the extent of singing a â€˜popularâ€™ Pakistani tune on terrorism that could give a big leverage to the propaganda of terror groups operating from its soil. Such rumblings undermine national interest. It will encourage terrorists and weaken Indiaâ€™s fight against terrorism. LeT is a threat to India as well as to the world. It executed the Mumbai terror attacks which snuffed out the lives of at least 166 innocent people and wounded more then 300. It is pertinent to mention that recently, allegations have been made against a few hardline Hindu groups about their involvement in bomb blasts in Mecca Masjid and Ajmer and Congress has exploited these charges by labelling them â€˜Hindu terrorâ€™. Even if there is truth in these allegations, it is felt that Congress by pointing a finger at these groups is aiming at satiating a narrow political goal than bringing out the truth. Hindu groups argue that there is a deliberate effort to paint terrorism in religious colour and that they are being dragged into it to make that â€˜balance actâ€™. In this context, Prof Surendra Jain, All India Secretary of VHP while talking to Zeenews.com said, â€œRahul Gandhiâ€™s comment was part of a well calculated move to defame the Hindus. This vindicates the fact that Congress is deliberately implicating Hindu organisations with terror allegations. The Hindu society out rightly rejects Gandhiâ€™s claim. The strategy of tarring Hindu organisations with fictions will definitely boomerang on the Congress.â€ US cable dated December 23, 2008 Earlier, WikiLeaks revealed that how Congress may have played communal politics post 26/11 to garner the Muslim vote bank ahead of the 2009 general election. According to a confidential memo by then US ambassador to India, David Mulford dated December 23, 2008 released by WikiLeaks, a section of Congress leadership was seen playing religious politics post 26/11, after one of its leaders, AR Antulay, implied that Hindutva forces may have been involved in the Mumbai terror attacks. "The Congress party, after first distancing itself from the comments, two days later issued a contradictory statement which implicitly endorsed the conspiracy," Mulford wrote in his secret cable to the state department by adding â€œHoping to foster the support (of Muslim community) for upcoming national elections, the Congress party cynically pulled back from its original dismissal and lent credence to the conspiracy.â€ There was a row over that revelation when Congress general secretary and a known â€˜Hindu-basherâ€™ Digvijay Singh claimed that just two hours before the Mumbai attacks the slain ATS chief told him in a telephonic conversation that his life was â€œunder threatâ€ from â€˜Hindu radical groupsâ€™. Singh first claimed â€œKarkare called himâ€, then claimed â€œhe called Karkareâ€ but Maharashtra government says there was no existence of record of the purported telephonic conversation between Digvijay and Karkare. The sum and substance of Digvijay Singhâ€™s remark suggest that â€œHindu groups were also linked to the 26/11 terror seize." Such a comment is utterly disgusting and has embarrassed the country. Rahul Gandhiâ€™s comment is no better and was just a flow from the same thought. As Digvijay continues with his baseless claim, Congress distanced itself from his comment and called it a â€œprivate conversation between two individualsâ€ and â€œthe party has no role in itâ€. But Congressâ€™s silence over Digvijayâ€™s utterly unsubstantiated allegation speaks volumes of the partyâ€™s anti Hindu line. US cable dated Aug 4, 2006 Ever since Sonia Gandhi took the baton of Congress, minority appeasement is very much synonymous with the Congress brand of politics. The reason: Congress is bitterly paranoid of the rise of BJP. The Congress over the years have been blatantly cultivating minority vote bank to checkmate the rise of its prime rival BJP whose sizable chunk of vote base consists of middle class urban Hindus. WikiLeaks has reiterated the very fact by releasing another US diplomatic cable dated Aug 4, 2006. In the cable titled 'A Garrulous Sonia Gandhi opens up to Maria Shriver', marked 'confidential' which details Gandhi's meeting with the first lady of California, she stated, â€œThe right (wing) was becoming strong in India and Congress weak, tipping her hand and compelling her to enter politics to protect the Gandhi family legacyâ€ Stung by Wikileaks revelations Congress, the party now says the discloser â€œis not worth to be dignifiedâ€. But imagine, had it been against BJP, the Congressâ€™ reaction would have just been the opposite.