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WikiLeaks denies reports of calling Narendra Modi 'incorruptible'

"No WikiLeaks document say #Modi is 'incorruptable', rather he is popular because 'viewed' as incorruptable", Wikileaks tweeted.

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Updated:March 17, 2014, 2:50 PM IST
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WikiLeaks denies reports of calling Narendra Modi 'incorruptible'
"No WikiLeaks document say #Modi is 'incorruptable', rather he is popular because 'viewed' as incorruptable", Wikileaks tweeted.
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New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, whistle-blower website WikiLeaks on Monday clarified that the US diplomatic cables released by it in 2011 never described Modi as "incorruptible" or "the lone honest Indian politician".

"India: No WikiLeaks document say #Modi is 'incorruptable', rather he is popular because 'viewed' as 'incorruptable' (sic)", WikiLeaks tweeted.

The BJP PM candidates' supporters have been circulating posters which quote Assange as saying America is scared of Modi because he is incorruptible. WikiLeaks has said that they merely called the BJP's PM nomiee popular and perceived by Indians as incorruptible.

Instead WikiLeaks said that the "incorruptable" quote comes from Rajkot Congress party leader Manoharsinh Jadeja.

"Modi's accomplishments are undeniable," and admitted that the Congress would make little headway against the BJP in Gujarat anytime soon. Modi is extremely popular, Jadeja said, and even Muslims are now supporting him to some extent because he is viewed as someone who is completely incorruptible and can deliver the goods. Consul General asked if Modi could become a national BJP leader, and Jadeja said he hoped so because as long," Jadeja had written.####

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