The Congress on Thursday released a video that showed BJP leader Uma Bharti as describing her party's prime ministerial candidate as "vinash purush" (man of destruction).
"Innocent Hindus are languishing in jail in Gujarat. Has Narendra Modi done anything about it?" Uma Bharti is seen asking in the video which Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said was recorded in Gujarat a few years back.
"He is not a 'vikas purush' (man of development), he is a 'vinash purush' (man of destruction)," she is heard saying. The BJP leader also dismissed as "fake" claims of economic development in Gujarat.
The video was shown to the press at the daily Congress media briefing.