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'Modilie': Rahul Gandhi's tweet with 'new word in English dictionary' is a clever taunt at PM Modi

"Modilie" -- a jibe at PM Modi -- is defined as "to constantly Modify the truth".

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New Delhi Updated on: May 16, 2019 11:27 IST
Several BJP supporters, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to
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Several BJP supporters, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to call out Rahul Gandhi as a liar and said the word did not exist at all.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has posted on Twitter what he called was a new word in the English dictionary -- Modilie.

The word consists of two parts -- Modi + lie, that is, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lie. 

"Modilie" -- a jibe at PM Modi -- is defined as "to constantly Modify the truth".

"There's a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry," Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday. The screenshot quite apparently is a photoshopped version of the Oxford Dictionary website.

The only difference one can notice is the logo.

The word is listed as a noun and has several definitions: "to lie incessantly and habitually" and "to lie without respite". Variants of the word, according to the dictionary, are "Modiliar" and "Modilying".

The Congress party and primarily, president Rahul Gandhi have been accusing PM Modi of lying, compulsively and pathologically, on developmental issues and the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Several BJP supporters, on Wednesday, took to Twitter to call out Rahul Gandhi as a liar and said the word did not exist at all.

On the other hand, Congress supporters cheered the party chief on the taunt.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier taken a swipe at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a similar fashion.

In December 2017, the Congress chief was accused by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of intentionally "twisting" Jaitley's name by spelling it as "Jaitlie" in his tweet.

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