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Narendra Modi is not 'lone honest Indian politician': WikiLeaks

The whistle- blower website, in a series of tweets, refuted claims of ever describing Narendra Modi as ‘incorruptible’ or the ‘lone honest Indian politician’

New Delhi: The BJP faced a major embarrassment yesterday when whistle-blower website WikiLeaks clarified that BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was never described as ‘incorruptible’ or ‘the lone honest Indian politician’ in the US diplomatic cables released by the website in 2011.



In a series of tweets posted early Monday morning, WikiLeaks said the US cables, sent by Mumbai Consular General Michael S Owen in 2006, had only quoted Rajkot Congress Party leader Manoharsinh Jadeja.


False: One of the posters put up by BJP supporters showing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange endorsing Narendra Modi. However, yesterday, the website clarified their stand

The tweets further said Modi’s supporters had pushed fake propaganda that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange endorsed him. The clarification was given with respect to the cables sent by Owen about a meeting with Modi in 2006.

The cables were leaked by WikiLeaks in 2011. In the cables, Owen described in detail his meeting with Modi, in which the saffron leader had dwelled on the economic progress his state Gujarat was achieving. He also informed in detail about his conversation with Modi on human rights violation in the state post the Godhra riots.

After the cables were released in 2011, Narendra Modi had expressed happiness at being called incorruptible.
He had released a statement on his website that read: ‘I am glad America admits Modi is incorruptible’.
The BJP also cashed in on the opportunity, saying the cables proved that Modi was the lone politician in India to be honest, fearless and clean.

BJP reacts

Reacting to WikiLeaks, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Modi did not need a certificate from Julian Assange or WikiLeaks for winning the upcoming Lok Sabha election. “The nation does not need a certificate from Julian Assange or Wikileaks about Modi, and neither does Modi to win the elections. What the people want is just good governance,” he said.

Wikileaks’ clarification
Reacting to WikiLeaks, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Modi did not need a certificate from Julian Assange or WikiLeaks for winning the upcoming Lok Sabha election.  “The nation does not need a certificate from Julian Assange or Wikileaks about Modi, and neither does Modi to win the elections. What the people want is just good governance,” he said.

Wikileaks’ clarification
The Narenda #Modi ‘incorruptable’ quote comes from Rajkot Congress party leader Manoharsinh Jadeja

#India: No WikiLeaks document say #Modi is ‘incorruptable’, rather he is popular because ‘viewed’ as ‘incorruptable’

Narenda Modi’s #BJP has been pushing this fake #Modi endorsement but #Assange has never said anything about #Modi

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3 Comments

  • sameer20-Mar-2014

    Its sad that Modi is dreaming to be PM with such false tactics and media which is supposed to watchdog is helping him to get away

  • sameer18-Mar-2014

    Modi and his PR team has been dishing false news since years now and Media knowingly or unknowingly has been promoting the same. Its sad that he is dreaming to be PM of this diverse country based on false claims and blind (or compromised) media

  • ravi19-Mar-2014

    Please read full cable. It is report by US consul general about Narendra Modi to US govt. in which Narendra Modi is described to be non-corrupt and good administrator but with pro-hindu image and suspicious role about 2002 riot.

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