Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka LIVE UPDATES: During this stay in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi will be travelling across seven districts in Bombay-Karnataka region, which played a key role in Congress’s win in the 2013 state polls
Rahul, who visited places of religious importance to the Lingayat community during the first leg of his tour 10 days ago, said that visits to places such as Lingayat Anubhava Mantapa had given him a glimpse of the culture of the state.
The Congress leader said the accused in this fresh case of bank fraud operated with the same modus operandi of fake Letters of Understanding as Nirav Modi.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be travelling for three days across seven districts in Bombay-Karnataka region, which played a key role in the party’s win in the 2013 state polls.
“But it gives me great pleasure to see the full strength of the Congress representatives in the Gujarat Assembly,” the Patidar leader said.
The party made it clear that it will not project a chief ministerial face and its top three — Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot and C P Joshi — will soon embark on a joint mass contact programme to project a united face ahead of the crucial polls.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar’s attack on the Congress chief came on a day when the latter accused Modi of being an “instrument of corruption” and targeted him over escape of Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi, who are accused in different scams.
“Narendra Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption,” said the Congress chief while talking to reporters in Meghalaya.
“With the Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi scandals, we know that the government not only cannot remove corruption, but it is also actively participating in it,” Rahul Gandhi said
Rahul Gandhi in Meghalaya LIVE UPDATES: This is Congress chief’s second visit to the state, before it goes to polls on February 27. The results will be announced on March 3.
The Congress is not in a happy position in Nagaland. It has decided to contest only 23 seats. Five out of the 23 pulled out, leaving only 18 contestants in the fray due to cash crunch
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said while diamond jeweller Nirav Modi fled the country like Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi, the people of the country are waiting for the ‘chowkidaar’ to speak up.
While interacting with the media persons on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi had complained that PM Modi is failing in his duty to explain as to how Nirav Modi was able to ‘snatch away’ such a huge amount of public money and who are the people responsible in being accomplice to the absconding offfender.
Rahul asked the PM to tell the country what action he will take in the Nirav Modi case, as also to ensure safety of the banking system, instead of “spending an hour and a half explaining to little kids how to take exams”
The Congress has been attacking the Centre ever since the PNB fraud was detected. The party has accused the Modi government of helping businessmen fleeing the country after looting public money.