Sabir Ali calls Modi and expert at faking

New Delhi, Dec. 29: Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali on Sunday said that Modi is an expert in making false things seem true.

“He is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is BJP’s principle to divide the nation and rule. Wherever the BJP government is in power, there is more corruption,” said Ali.

“He has started thinking that by promoting a few industrialists and through his constant presence in the media he can take over the nation. He does not understand that 70 percent of the population is rural all this is not going to affect them,” he said.

“They just want development but with justice. He is not only poor in history but also in calculation,” he said.

Ali’s comment came as a reaction to Modi’s speech in Ranchi where he stressed on Jharkhand being a poverty-stricken state despite abundant sources.

Addressing a massive rally, Narendra Modi on Sunday asked why a state like Jharkhand is called a poverty-stricken state despite possessing abundant resources and called it a result of corruption.

“Why does a state like Jharkhand, which has abundant resources to compete with any European nation, is called a poor state? The answer is the people who were at the helm of affairs after India got independence. Their parties and leaders are answerable to the questions of the people,” said Modi.

Modi said the people of Jharkhand had always demanded a separate state but the government never paid heed to the concerns of the people.

“They suppressed the voice of Jhakhand’s people for 50 years and sometimes even used force for it.”

“But it was Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who understood the emotions of the people of Jharkhand and helped in carving out Jharkhand from Bihar,” he added.

Earlier today, the Gujarat Chief Minister Modi arrived near the venue in a helicopter from the Birsa Munda airport.

The security personnel ensured tight security arrangements for Modi’s ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally held at the grounds of Prabhat Tara School.

Barricades had been set up and metal detectors were installed to ensure thorough security check. The grounds were also monitored with CCTVs.

Police also heightened vigil at Ranchi and Hatia railway stations. (ANI)