NEW DELHI: BJP on Thursday accused Congress of using an old hoarding and lashed out at the opposition party for attempting to run down the country’s image when it is hosting the G20 summit under its presidency. “Your colleague Pawan Khera has just been slammed for spreading fake news because no such poster has been put up,” remarked BJP IT department head Amit Malviya on X, in response to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s post on the same social media site.
Tharoor had posted a hoarding put up by BJP leader Vijay Goel in April which showed Modi standing taller than his foreign counterparts by virtue of his higher popularity ratings.

The Congress MP termed the poster an insult to the visiting international guests. Perhaps in the wake of criticism by BJP functionaries, he later deleted the tweet.

“It is not surprising that on the eve of G20 summit, Congress uses image of an old hoarding to attack the Modi Govt. Shameful,” Malviya said. The BJP functionary said the baseless criticism showed that opposition lacked ideas for a meaningful criticism and underlined their ‘ scorched earth’ politics.
Earlier, Vijay Goel reacted to Khera’s post on X, saying, “This is fake news. No such hoarding has been put up. Congress should desist from such petty politics at a time when India is hosting the world.”In his post, Khera had questioned, “Is this how we welcome our guests?”

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