10,000 burqas bought to fake BJP`s Muslim support: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 16:03

Indore: A day before Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bhopal, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that 10,000 burqas were purchased here to feign the support of the Muslim minority towards the opposition party at the rally.

"In the entire country, it is being built up that the Bharatiya Janata Party has the support of the Muslim minority. ...Now, as proof, I have with me a bill which shows that 10,000 burqas have been bought from Indore. The same number of topis could not be found here, but were ordered from Lucknow. I will put that bill before you, as well," Singh said.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on September 25 as part of his party`s election campaign in the lead-up to the 2014 general elections.

On Sunday, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, once again, hit out at Modi, and said the facts that he presented at speech to the Indian Diaspora in America indicated that it was `feku` at his best.

"FEKU MODI at his best. Giving fake figures of growth during NDA regime," Digvijay Singh said on the microblogging site, Twitter.

Praising the six-year tenure of NDA under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and party`s veteran leader LK Advani, Modi had earlier said, "Under Vajpayee government it looked like that the 21st century would be the century of India. But with his departure, the downfall started."

He said that the growth rate was 8.4 per cent but it came down to 4.8 per cent during the UPA`s rule.

"However, once Vajpayee`s tenure as PM came to an end, we regressed and are moving backwards," he said, while addressing the Indian Diaspora through a live video conference.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 16:03

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