Whistleblower Julian Assange-founded website WikiLeaks Monday said it never endorsed the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as “incorruptible”.
In a series of tweets, WikiLeaks claimed it never said Modi was incorruptible. “Rather he is popular because he is ‘viewed’ as ‘incorruptible’,” WikiLeaks tweeted.
The whistle-blower website’s clarification came in the backdrop of some BJP supporters circulating posters quoting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange saying that “America is scared of Modi because he is incorruptible”.
The BJP, however, downplayed the WikiLeaks tweets. “We don’t need a certificate from Wikileaks or Assange on Modiji,” BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
Kiran Bedi tried to establish her credentials as a secular, pro-women candidate.