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Kharge calls Modi ‘King Liar’

‘He attempts to assassinate the character of his ideological, political opponents’

May 05, 2018 12:55 am | Updated 12:55 am IST - KALAGI (KALABURAGI DISTRICT)

 M. Mallikarjun Kharge

M. Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress Leader in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge, who was accused of amassing wealth by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, continued his tirade against the latter on Friday.

At an election rally here, Mr. Kharge challenged the Prime Minister to conduct an inquiry and unearth the “enormous wealth” that was allegedly amassed by him.

“Mr. Modi asked a question to people whether they knew how much wealth I had amassed and stopped there, leaving the people to speculate. Being in power and having all the investigating agencies under him, why didn’t he search and unearth my enormous wealth? I am ready to go to jail if I am found guilty,” he said.

Terming Mr. Modi “King Liar”, Mr. Kharge said the Prime Minister’s speech in Kalaburagi on Thursday was a bunch of lies targeted at his political opponents.

“Many leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, had addressed public rallies at Nutan Vidhyalay Grounds and talked of the country’s development and people’s welfare in the past. Mr. Modi, who addressed an election rally at the same venue, attempted to assassinate the character of his ideological and political opponents,” he said.

‘Puppet in hands of RSS’

Though Mr. Modi might say that he hailed from a backward community, he cannot do anything for the development of backward communities as he was a puppet in the hands of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mr. Kharge added.

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