Modi, BJP spreading false propaganda on Gujarat: Bhushan
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are spreading false propaganda about the development in Gujarat, and added that the recent WikiLeaks clarification on Modi proves this point.
"This shows that Modi and the BJP are indulging in false propaganda. The case shows clearly how the BJP and Modi are spreading lies about the Gujarat," said Bhushan on WikiLeaks clarification that it's U.S. diplomatic cables released in 2011 never called Modi 'incorruptible'.
"Unfortunately, all of this was not challenged till now. Since Arvind Kejriwal visited Gujarat and saw the reality, it has been challenged. This is their old trick of spreading rumors. This is not surprising at all," Bhushan added.
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.
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)