Narendra Modi an ‘encounter Chief Minister’: Chidambaram
NEW DELHI: Launching a stinging attack on Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday called the Gujarat Chief Minister a ‘compulsive liar’ Commenting on the “recounting minister” description given by Modi in reference to him, Chidambaram said even he can call the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate an ‘encounter CM’.
“He (Modi) makes many false claims, I can also call him ‘encounter CM’,” said Chidambaram. Addressing a rally in Chennai earlier this year, the Gujarat CM, in an apparent reference to Chidambaram’s 2009 victory in Lok Sabha polls from Sivaganga after a recounting of votes, said: “UPA government has a recounting minister. He lost (the election) but won in recounting. He is from Tamil Nadu. He thinks he was the first in the queue when God was distributing knowledge.”