Kejriwal takes a dig at Modi over WikiLeaks clarification
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday took a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after the WikiLeaks clarified that it's U.S. diplomatic cables released in 2011 never called Modi 'incorruptible'.
WikiLeaks on its website, on Sunday, through its tweets, rubbished BJP's claims of quoting Modi as the 'lone honest Indian politician' and tweeted that it had only named a Congress leader Manoharsinh Jadeja in the diplomatic cable in 2011.
As per reports, BJP supporters had been circulating posters saying that WikiLeaks had endorsed Modi's honesty.
"I have been repeating that all speeches and claims by Narendra Modi are turning out to be false. The problem is that media didn't try to find out the truth and spread what were lies. Modi said there is 11 percent agricultural growth in Gujarat, but the truth is there is negative agricultural growth there. So repeating these lies over and over again, they have spread propaganda among people," said Kejriwal.
WikiLeaks had tweeted, 'No WikiLeaks document say Modi is 'incorruptible', rather he is popular because 'viewed' as 'incorruptible''.
The site added that BJP supporters were spreading fake propaganda about WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, backing Modi's honesty.
(Posted on 18-03-2014)