Can a leopard change its spots: Digvijay targets Modi again

Sep 22 2013, 18:16 IST
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Modi wants India without Congress. We want India free of hunger, Digvijaya said. (PTI) Modi wants India without Congress. We want India free of hunger, Digvijaya said. (PTI)
SummaryModi wants India without Congress. We want India free of hunger, Digvijaya said.

Narendra Modi was on Sunday again at the receiving end of Congress leader Digvijay Singh who dubbed the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate as "Feku Modi" giving "fake" figures of growth, wondering whether a "leopard can change its spots".

A known detractor of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Singh challenged Modi to have a debate with any Congress leader on issues of governance and development.

Singh also dismissed Modi's talk of inclusive politics. "Good to hear Modi talking about Inclusive Politics. But can a leopard change its spots ? FEKU MODI at his best.Giving fake figures of growth during NDA regime," Singh tweeted.

'Feku' is a colloquial Hindi slang which refers to a person who continuously and shamelessly brags and lies about things or deeds far beyond his capacity.

Soon after Modi addressing his NRI supporters via a video conference launched a full scale attack on UPA, the AICC general secretary trained his guns on the BJP leader through Twitter, alleging that the latter was giving "fake figures" of growth during the NDA regime.

"Congress empowers YOU, Modi empowers HIMSELF! Choice is yours! Modi wants CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT AND WE WANT BHOOK MUKT BHARAT ! (Modi wants India without Congress. We want India free of hunger). He backs PRIVILEGED, Congress backs UNDERPRIVILEGED. Choice is yours!" said Singh.

Modi accused a "vested interest group" of shielding Congress from its "mis-governance" and said the UPA government was "running away" from giving its performance report and asked the people to "uproot" it.

Contesting him, Singh claimed the UPA has fulfilled every promise made by it and empowered people by giving rights on information, education, food Sscurity and rights to women and tribals and also the Right to Work.

He was apparently referring to UPA's schemes like RTI, RTE, Food Security, MNREGA and other similar right based measures taken during the two successive UPA governments.

"The list can go on. Would Modi have courage to debate with one of us on issues of governance, development and other National Issues?" he asked.

Alluding to post-Godhara riots in Gujarat, corruption issues in some BJP-ruled states and cash on camera scandal involving a former BJP President in past, Singh ridiculed

Modi's claim that people are looking at BJP to bring a positive change in the nation.

Taking a pot-shot at Modi, he said is it "Because thousands were killed in communal riots? Because rules were bent to favour the favourites! Because of Bangaru Laxman caught on camera".

The Congress leader was also acerbic in

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