Narendra Modi a `compulsive liar`, `encounter Chief Minister`: Chidambaram
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:53
Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Launching a stinging attack on Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday called the Gujarat Chief Minister a 'compulsive liar'.

Commenting on the "recounting minister" description given by Modi in reference to him, Chidambaram said: "Mr Modi is a compulsive liar. There was no re-count in Sivaganga. He knows that. Yet he lies....If he insists on calling me 'Recounting Minister', I can call him 'Encounter Chief Minister'," he told reporters.

The minister was obviously referring to the spate of alleged fake encounters that occurred in Gujarat under Modi rule.

Addressing a rally in Chennai earlier this year, the Gujarat CM, in an apparent reference to Chidambaram's 2009 victory in Lok Sabha polls from Sivaganga after a recounting of votes, said: "UPA government has a recounting minister. He lost (the election) but won in recounting. He is from Tamil Nadu. He thinks he was the first in the queue when God was distributing knowledge."

First Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 13:45

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