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Rahul Gandhi jabs PM Modi with tweet on ‘new word’ in dictionary

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed that a new word has been added in the English dictionary - ‘Modilie’.

india Updated: May 15, 2019 21:24 IST
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Congress party president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that there was a new word in the English dictionary, ‘Modilie’.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that there was a new word in the English dictionary, ‘Modilie’.(ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been the target of many swipes from the Congress president Rahul Gandhi who has accused him of misleading the public, shifting the goalpost and outright lying. Gandhi, 48, on Wednesday coined a word to capture the essence of the many barbs that he hurls at the Prime Minister. He called it Modilie.

“There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry :),” the Congress chief tweeted on Wednesday evening. The ‘dictionary entry’ that Rahul Gandhi tweeted had defined the word as: “to constantly Modify the truth”, “to lie incessantly and habitually” and “to lie without respite”.

The Congress and its senior leaders, who have been PM Modi’s sharpest and consistent critics, have in recent weeks increased the frequency of their attacks on the prime minister accusing him of lying to the public.

On Tuesday, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – who had taken out a roadshow in Pathankot – had described PM Modi as the “biggest abhineta” (actor) who she said, had spent the last five years campaigning using “lies and falsehoods”.

Rahul Gandhi too never tires of telling people that PM Modi had lied to them five years ago when he promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in bank account, generate 2 crore jobs every year and get farmers a fair price.

Campaigning in Odisha during the ongoing seven-phase national elections, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that PM Modi had spoken more lies than all prime ministers put together. “There have been so many prime ministers in India. But the volume of lies that this prime minister speaks is more than the combined lies spoken by all previous prime ministers,” Gandhi said during an interaction with women in Odisha’s Koraput.

First Published: May 15, 2019 19:32 IST

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