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Congress attacks Modi for distorting facts

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Hitting back at for blaming the for letting "Sahib go to during partition", the party on Tuesday ridiculed for speaking without knowing facts.

Campaigning for in poll-bound Rajasthan, accused the of overlooking the sentiments of millions of Sikhs by letting Sahib -- the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev -- go to during partition.

Reacting to Modi's remarks, veteran said the has a penchant for distorting facts and misrepresenting them to suit his own interests.

"Has Modi read history? It was because of the Congress that he was born in free

"He has a penchant for talking without knowing facts. Two years back while conversing with (chief Mark) Zuckerberg in California, Modi claimed to be $8 trillion economy when we currently are just a $2.16 trillion economy," Sibal told the media here.

Sibal also cited Modi's faux pas at the in Davos, when he claimed that "more than 600 crore voters in voted for the BJP".

"Modi thinks being the he can say anything and people will believe it. In enthusiasm, people tend to go overboard but when talking about history, one should be aware of facts. Have you ever heard any Prime Minister talking like him," asked Sibal.

The Congress also attacked Modi for politicising the 2016 surgical strikes, saying the Prime Minister "should talk about the surgical strikes that his government has inflicted on the masses, farmers, traders and Dalits through its anti-people policies".



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:38 IST