Wikileaks expose: CPI (M) criticises PM`s statement on issue
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Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2011, 23:14
New Delhi: CPI (M) on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement in Parliament that the Opposition was reviving "old charges" which were rejected by the people in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury equated Singh's statement with the reported claims of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi about electoral victories.

"Even Narendra Modi says he keeps winning elections. Hitler had used similar arguments. Does criminal culpability end with winning elections?" Yechury told reporters here.

The Prime Minister, while rubbishing Wikileak cable charges of bribery against him and his government during the 2008 trust vote, said in Parliament that the opposition had raised this issue during the last Lok Sabha polls but people had rejected it.

"It is most surprising that speculative, unverified and unverifiable communications should be given dignity and seized upon by the Opposition parties to revive old charges that have been soundly rejected," Singh said.


First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 23:14

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