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Cong unable to digest my popularity: Modi

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By EMN Updated: Nov 18, 2013 12:10 am
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PTI
Bangalore, November 17
Targeted by Congress over charges of illegal snooping, Narendra Modi today alleged conspiracies were being hatched against him as the ruling party, “sitting in its ivory tower”, was unable to digest his popularity.
Accusing Congress of muzzling free expression, he alleged that the party has targeted anyone who has spoken in his favour, including iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar and a leading global investment banking firm.
“These days, attacks on BJP have increased a bit. Attacks on Narendra Modi have also increased. Attacks have increased because of this scene (a reference to the turnout).
“They are unable to bear or digest this. Don’t know what kind of language is being used and the kind the conspiracies being hatched….. They are trying various ways and means to rattle BJP,” Modi said at a rally, also attended by BJP President Rajnath Singh, held amid tight security at the sprawling Palace Grounds here.
Modi’s remarks come amid allegations that his trusted aide Amit Shah as Home Minister had misused powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009, an issue that has led to a slugfest between Congress and BJP.
Congress has demanded that BJP rethink its choice of PM candidate, but the BJP has trashed the allegations terming them “baseless”.
Two investigative portals, Cobrapost and Gulail, had claimed on November 15 that Shah had ordered the illegal surveillance at the behest of one “saheb” and released taped conversation between Shah and an IPS officer to back up their claim, adding that its authenticity could not be confirmed.
Tearing into the UPA government, Modi said, “Congress is sitting in an ivory tower. They (the Congress) play indoor sport. We (BJP) play outdoor sport.”

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By EMN Updated: Nov 18, 2013 12:10:31 am