Congress' communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said when governance fails, rumours take precedence.
"When the government is on the path of lying, then rumours become the main policy of the government," he told reporters.
The Congress party is a rainbow of which all religions and all castes are a part, he said.
An Urdu daily had reported that the Congress chief who met Muslim intellectuals on Wednesday told them that the Congress was a party of Muslims.
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