Modi has staged ‘fake encounter’ with facts: Chidambaram

Finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday hit back at Narendra Modi for his ‘recount’ dig at him, saying the Gujarat chief minister has once again staged a ‘fake encounter’ with facts on the issue and that there was never a recount in the 2009 Lok Sabha election in his constituency here.

In a statement here, he said Modi has once again staged a ‘fake encounter’ with facts at his public meeting near Chennai on Sunday night when he referred to him as ‘recount minister’.

‘The fact is that in the 2009 election from Sivaganga parliamentary constituency the votes were counted only once. There was no recount. In fact, the complaint of the defeated candidate is that his belated request for recount was rejected by the returning office. Everybody (except Modi) knows this fact. I am sure he will stage more fake encounters with facts and entertain people,’ Chidambaram said.

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