BJP circulating forged WikiLeaks certificate of Modi's honesty: Anand Sharma
Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of circulating a forged certificate which says that its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was called 'incorruptible' by WikiLeaks.
"There are distributing a forged WikiLeaks certificate. That Modi was called incorruptible by Julian Assange. In this election season, why are they distributing this false certificate?" asked Sharma.
"I want to make it clear that in these elections, the Congress will be highlighting its decade-long track record at the centre to the people of the country. We will be exposing the dubious nature, double speak and hypocrisy of the BJP. We will expose both Modi and the BJP for what they actually stand for," he added.
He also said that the BJP is a party which has always negotiated and compromised with those who have fallen from pedestals because of their misdeeds.
"We can claim that we are different than the so-called party with a difference," he added.
WikiLeaks had on Sunday, through its tweets, rubbished the 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 of 2011.
The site added that BJP supporters were spreading fake propaganda about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange backing Modi's honesty.
(Posted on 20-03-2014)
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