Congress President Rahul Gandhi demands explanation from PM Narendra Modi on Bank frauds.Targeting the prime minister in his campaign in poll-bound Karnataka,Rahul Gandhi asked why the country’s “chowkidar” (PM Modi) was “silent” on the PNB fraud.
He further asked PM Modi, why he did not take any action in the alleged sudden increase in turnover of a company owned by BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah.
“Modi ji comes to Karnataka and speaks about corruption. He had told the country not to make him prime minister but make him the chowkidar (watchman) of the country,” Mr Gandhi said.
He said in a Congress rally in Mulawad, “On one side there is his party’s (former) chief minister (B S Yeddyurappa) who had gone to jail and on the other side are the other four former ministers of the BJP government who had gone to jail; sitting in between them, PM Modi speaks about corruption.”
“Shah’s son converts Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80 crore in three months and the chowkidar of the country doesn’t get it inquired and doesn’t even utter a word,” he alleged.
The BJP chief Amit Shah had rejected allegations of corruption against his son Jay Shah.
Mr Gandhi was on his three-day tour of northern parts of Karnataka. This was his second visit to the state in less than a fortnight.
Karnataka is slated to go to polls in a few months.
Hitting out at PM Modi on demonetisation, Rahul said, “Modi ji told the country to stand in line (queues at banks) for the fight against corruption. You would have not seen a single rich person or someone wearing suit-boot in the line.”
He further alleged that all the “thieves” in India converted their black money into white with the help of PM Modi.