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Digvijay Singh Slams Obama's Praise For Modi

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Congress Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh is surrounded by journalists as he exits Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi's residence in New Delhi on May 16, 2009, during the vote counting process. India's ruling Congress-led alliance swept to a commanding election victory on May 16, crushing its Hindu nationalist rivals and setting up a second term for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. With results still coming in from the Election Commission, the Congress grouping was on track to win around 250 seats against 160 for the main opposition bloc headed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). AFP PHOTO/ Manpreet ROMANA (Photo credit should read MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday made a dig at US President Barack Obama's praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by recalling Winston Churchill's remarks about German dictator Adolf Hitler.

"Winston Churchill had once praised Adolf Hitler and five years later he had to fight against the same man," said Singh. "God forbid, Obama may have to withdraw his remarks."

Obama has written a profile for Modi for Time Magazine describing his life story "from poverty to Prime Minister" as one that reflects the dynamism and potential of India.

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