Narendra Modi ridicules PM again: He spoke, you missed it

Narendra ModiModi at an election rally in Satna on Wednesday. PTI

Ridiculing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's usual reticence, Narendra Modi Tuesday said Jabalpur had lost an opportunity to "see him talk".

Singh had addressed a rally in Jabalpur two days ago where he accused Modi of distorting history and resorting to falsehoods to target rivals. Modi said at a rally there, "I heard the PM had come. You didn't even go to see him. You should have gone to see him talk but you lost the opportunity. This was his last visit as prime minister."

Modi said the PM should have spoken about problem resolution or at least given account of his work but he did not. "Why should you vote for him?" Modi said.

He said when the BJP is voted to power for the third time, MP will overtake Gujarat in five years. "When that happens I will be happy." He said BJP-ruled states compete for initiatives unlike "Congress-ruled states that compete for corruption".

In Shahdol, Modi praised Shivraj Singh Chouhan: "Everybody in MP thinks he belongs to them."

He played on the Congress's election symbol: "They show one hand before the election and then loot with both hands after coming to power," he said.

Chouhan liar no.2: Digvijaya

BHOPAL: The Congress Tuesday accused the BJP of fobbing off images filched from the web and using them in its advertisements. Digvijaya Singh tweeted images of BJP ads and the alleged original sources - Spain, Iran, the US, West Bengal - and called Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan feku (liar) no. 2. "I thought Narendra Modi was the biggest feku but Chouhan is giving him a run for his money." BJP leaders said it was possible the images may have been used only as examples. ENS

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