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How many times can people 'peddle a lie', Chidambaram slams PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Congress chief and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday in a veiled reference to PM Narendra Modi said how time and again can other folks in prime places "peddle a lie"?

Responding to PM Modi's taunt the place he called the Congress chief a "recounting minister' of the UPA regime on Sunday, Chidambaram took to Twitter and said that there used to be only one rely in Sivaganga constituency in 2009 and no re-count.

"In the 2009 elections, in Sivaganga constituency, there used to be only one rely and no re-count. A easy check with the Returning Officer would have showed that there used to be no re-count. How time and again can other folks in prime places peddle a lie?" he wrote.

Citing his govt's step of providing tax exemption for those with incomes upto Rs 5 lakh, the PM advised a public rally in Tirupur that it used to be a mirrored image of genuine worry for the center magnificence, in contrast to the previous UPA regime. After relating to this step, Modi said he sought after to recall the scenario during the UPA regime.

"There used to be an excessively sensible minister from Tamil Nadu," he said and told the audience, "you know whom I'm speaking about." When the people responded loudly, he said, "right, the recounting minister," with out without delay naming the former Union minister.

Chidambaram, now a Rajya Sabha MP, won the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu through a slender margin of 3,354 votes after a see-saw fight.

Confusion had prevailed then as election officials not on time the declaration of the end result because of a dispute within the counting of votes in appreciate of the overall round.

Chidambaram, then Home Minister, used to be declared elected later after the votes have been tallied again vis-a-vis the overall round.

(With company inputs)

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