While addressing an event here, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh contended that the Congress- led UPA had to taste defeat in the 2014 general election, not because of just performance, but due to they failed to refute the BJP’s “disinformation campaign” against them.
The AICC general secretary charged Modi and the RSS-BJP combine with engaging in communal politics and alleged they are “threat” to the country’s unity.
He further articulated and asked party supporters to join social media to combat Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “biggest strength of faking news” ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He also reiterated the need for bringing together group of people, political parties & all like minded who are “anti-BJP and anti-RSS” to halt the BJP juggernaut. BJP along with opposition did the same when congress was at peak.
“We lost the 2014 polls despite doing a good job. Why? Because we could not refute properly the disinformation campaign by RSS-BJP. “Fake news is the biggest strength of Modiji. We need to contemplate how we combat it ahead of 2019 polls,” he said.
He asked the attendees to not care hoots about “Modijis troll army” when they try to show “mirror” to those voters who are not members of any party but are “influenced” by the prime minister. He asked the supporters to follow Twitter handles of the Congress and its vice president Rahul Gandhi to hit back at the BJP.
He sought to counter the BJPs slogan of “Congress-free India” saying the people need “fear-free India”. Juggernaut should be used to make “fear free India” a reality. He also charged the ruling party with using central agencies like CBI and ED to deter opposition leaders and reiterated that the Election Commission should revert to use of paper ballots for the next Lok Sabha polls. PTI ENM KUN
Source : India Today