Narendra Modi is a tyrant, Digvijaya Singh says - The Times of India BHOPAL: A day after RSS ideologue Sanjay Joshi was stripped of all the posts in the BJP following his differences with the Gujarat chief minister, Congress party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Saturday that Narendra Modi was a tyrant. "Modi is a tyrant. He cannot face any competition," he told reporters here. "All my sympathies are with Sanjay Joshi. He has paid the price for in the know of too many of secrets of Modi," the Congress leader claimed adding that earlier Joshi was falsely implicated in a sex CD scandal in Madhya Pradesh and everyone in the BJP knew who was behind it. Asked whether he intended to welcome Sanjay Joshi into the Congress fold, he said "He is a hard-core RSS man. I don't want to extend any such invitation." When asked how Sanjay Nirupam joined the Congress, Singh quipped, "Nirupam was not in the RSS, he was with Shiv Sena." Criticizing the style of Modi's functioning and the incidents of reported fake encounters in Gujarat, the AICC general secretary said, "Ever since Gujarat's anti-terrorism squad's leader D G Vanzara and other police officers were arrested, no terrorist from outside the country had come to target Narendra Modi. Earlier, Gujarat police used to claim that terrorists were after Modi and they had gunned them down in encounters." Commenting about the recent developments in the BJP, the Congress leader quipped "I can only say that power corrupts and absolute power corrupted BJP absolutely." He said the BJP leaders are engaged in one-upmanship with an eye on the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Asked about the prospects of the BJP projecting Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls, he said, "If so, I will have to express all my sympathies with leader Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj". Singh said BJP president Nitin Gadkari, a hard-core businessman, has set his eyes on Prime ministership in 2019 by the time veteran Lal Krishna Advani would be out of race and Narendra Modi would have been more exposed before the people.