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BJP lost polls wherever Modi campaigned: Digvijaya

August 11, 2013 16:51 IST

Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his visit to Hyderabad, where he is slated to address a public meeting on Sunday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that the Bharatiya Janata Party had lost polls wherever the former campaigned for it in the past.

"We are not afraid of Modi. Wherever he had gone for campaigning, the BJP got defeated in the polls," the Congress general secretary said. Singh was talking to media persons after his arrival in Sagar in Madhya Pradesh to take part in a Congress rally to be addressed by the top leaders of the state.

On the issue of Rs five 'registration' fee for Modi's public meeting in Hyderabad, Singh said, "It is all bogus! The BJP itself will deposit the fee and later claim that so many people attended it. They are masters in manipulating things."

Replying to a question on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's act of sporting a skull cap on the occasion of Eid, Singh said, "Whether he wears a red cap or black, the Congress has nothing to do with it. This is their job."

The senior Congress leader also alleged that "rampant corruption" took place in the implementation of the special package of Bundelkhand region (of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh) under the Backward Region Grant Fund, which was sent to the state on the initiative of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi."

When asked, Singh said he was not interested in becoming Madhya Pradesh chief minister again as he wanted to focus on the national affairs. "But I am working in the state to ensure that Congress comes back to power," he added. 

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