NEW DELHI: Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over a media document that PNB scam accused Nirav Modi changed into living in a swanky condominium in London and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was running a “fraudster agreement yojana” for such fugitives.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, taking to Twitter, took a swipe at Prime Minister Modi announcing that the current video of Nirav Modi inside the UK shows an “uncanny similarity” between the 2 as each “trust they’re above the law.”
The competition birthday party also alleged that fugitives had looted Rs. 1 lakh crore from Indian banks; however not even indeed one of them have been stuck during the 5 years of the Modi government.
The scathing attack at the government came after British newspaper The Telegraph pronounced that Nirav Modi, desired in India inside the Rs. Thirteen,500 crore PNB fraud case, has been residing brazenly in a swanky 8-million pound condominium in London’s West End and is walking a brand new diamond enterprise just yards away. Every day also launched a video of Nirav Modi at an avenue in London.
“The video of fugitive #NiravModi in London indicates an uncanny similarity between him & his bhai, PM Modi. Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to reply to any questions. Both consider they are above the regulation. Both will face justice,” the Congress chief tweeted.
The government said Saturday the United Kingdom is still thinking about the request to extradite Nirav Modi and India is taking all steps necessary for his extradition.
Facing flak from the Congress after Nirav Modi became noticed in London, the ruling BJP hit lower back announcing he started out his fraud in 2011 while the UPA dispensation became in energy and that the Modi government detected and exposed it.
Targeting the BJP, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Fugitive Nirav Modi has been visible playing in London, living in an Rs. 75 crore flat and carrying a ten, 000-pound jacket,”
“First loot Rs. 23,000 crore from banks, then run far away from us of a with none tests, mock the CBI and the ED, after which make a comfy home in an Rs. Seventy-five crore flat. Modi is there, so it’s miles possible,” he claimed.
It seems Prime Minister Modi is jogging a “financial institution fraudsters settlement company” for the likes of Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, Mr. Surjewala alleged.
Senior Congress leader and previous finance minister P Chidambaram additionally hit out on the government over the problem.
“When Lalit Modi stayed on inside the UK, I wrote to the United Kingdom Chancellor that he needs to be sent lower back to India. Mrs. Sushma Swaraj mocked me for writing letters,” he said in a tweet.
“Now Nirav Modi is taking walks at the streets of London. Will Mrs. Sushma Swaraj swoop down, pluck him off the street and produce his lower back to India?” he said in any other tweet.
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi stated it is another example wherein the Modi government has proved that “their slogan ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ (It”s viable if there is Modi) is correct for fraudsters.”
“The united states is now a witness to the ‘Narendra Modi fraudster settlement yojana,'” she said.
“How in 2014, PM Modi had promised the go back of Rs. 80 lakh crore of black money to India and Rs. 15 lakh returned within the bills of every Indian, but rather he has ensured Rs. 1 lakh crore sincere taxpayers” deposits are actually being freely utilized by those fraudsters to steer high-priced guilt free lifestyles in overseas shores,” she instructed reporters.
Ms. Chaturvedi additionally alleged that Prime Minister Modi had “whole know-how” of Nirav Modi’s dealings.
“Yet, PM Modi stayed silent and turned a blind eye. India will never forget the Rs. 26,306 crore PNB scam…And how these fugitives had been given ” an unfastened bypass to escape India”,” the Congress leader said.
“The poster boy of this scheme, Chotta Modi aka Nirav Modi, has been found having a laugh in London — a free fowl — carrying an ostrich conceal jacket that has an approximate fee of 10,000 pounds and living in a posh London condo, occupying half of a ground of the landmark Centre Point tower block, with perspectives across London,” she stated.