Finance Minister P Chidambaram today hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Narendra Modi, calling him a "compulsive liar" and an "encounter Chief Minister".
"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 callhim Encounter Chief Minister," he told reporters who sought his reaction on Modi repeatedly calling him "recounting minister".
The minister was obviously referring to the spate of alleged fake encounters that occurred in Gujarat under Narendra Modi rule.
Chidambaram won the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu by a margin of about 3,500 votes and the counting process was mired in controversy.
Narendra Modi has been referring to Chidambaram as "recounting minister" in his election rallies.