After facing lot of controversies for her comment on Former PM Mannmohan Singh & present PM Narendra Modi, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit accused some media organisations of “twisting” her comments.
In an interview to News18’s Vir Sanghvi, the Delhi Congress chief said, “Manmohan Singh was not as strong and determined as Modi perhaps but then there is also a feeling that he is doing it all for politics”. She was responding to a question on the criticism faced by the UPA government from some quarters during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
Clarifying on her comment, Dikshit tweeted, “I have seen some media is twisting my comments made in an interview. Here is what I said – it may seem to some people that Mr Modi is stronger on terror but I think this is a poll gimmick more than anything else. (sic)”
I have seen some media is twisting my comments made in an interview. Here is what I said – it may seem to some people that Mr Modi is stronger on terror but I think this is a poll gimmick more than anything else..
— Sheila Dikshit (@SheilaDikshit) March 14, 2019
Vir Sanghvi, who did the interview put out the entire transcript of the portion of the interview which has come under question.
Here is the transcript of the controversial part of the Sheila Dixit interview. I asked her if people would vote for Modi because of his record on national security.
This is what followed. Judge for yourself if it is a ringing endorsement of Modi. pic.twitter.com/zxIokWqPkY
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) March 14, 2019
Dikshit was recently appointed the Delhi Congress chief and had denied reports of an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “It is final that there will be no alliance with AAP. Mr Gandhi has accepted the decision. The Congress will go it alone in all seven seats in Delhi and win,” Dikshit had told NDTV. Also Read: Watch The High Voltage Crying Drama Before Elections
She has openly expressed her opposition to a tie-up in Delhi between the AAP and the Congress though several senior leaders from both parties have been asking for a pact to prevent the split of anti-BJP votes.