“A lie can travel halfway around the world, while the truth is tying its shoelaces”

This famous quote aptly summarizes themethodology of using lies, half-truths and misinformation to create anxiety and fear amongst the people. It is regularly used by our principal opposition party in their desperation to salvage their political relevance. 

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s “The Grand Closing Down Sale” (Indian Express, August 29, 2021) says “The big lie has been exposed.” Indeed, it has. His own. It has also laid bare his own party’s hypocrisy; what is good for the country when Congress was in Government is bad for the country if the government is led by Prime Minister Modi and the BJP. His article is littered with false assertions and half-truths. It is a pity that a senior MP and former Union Minister has to do this to score a political point. And he fails.

The claim that the Modi Government…

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