"It (Modi's comments) establishes beyond doubt that he is constantly spreading lies with a clear purpose of misleading the people, the party and the country," Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha told IANS.
He added that Modi has a "laundry list" of having made distortions in his public speeches. "His comment is a brazen lie. He is a serial liar," Jha added.
Modi, in his interview to Doordarshan that had been edited out, had reportedly referred to party chief Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel as a good friend who has stopped taking his calls.
Jha added, "Even Patel is aware of the fact that Modi is deliberately misleading the media, the nation and the people."