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11 Nov, 2013

Modi in mind, Indian PM says BJP pretends to be secular – Hindustan Times

Apparently having Narendra Modi’s unrelenting attacks on against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in mind, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hit back at BJP, saying use of “bad” language against political rivals did not bring any dignity to the saffron party.

“While criticising opposition parties, we have to distinguish ourselves, especially from the BJP some of whose leaders use bad language against other leaders,” Singh told a Congress workers’ function in Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

“But to achieve the goal, no party should follow the route of cheap publicity. Some senior opposition leaders are saying things which are not based on facts,” Singh said.

He also said that on many occasions, “over-excited BJP leaders change history and geography of the country”, possibly referring to Modi’s speech at Patna rally, where he said Biharis had defeated Alexander among other historically wrong facts.

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