Pakistan PM quit, why no action by govt on Panama Papers: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi said that the BJP and RSS spread hatred in the country but the Prime Minister says nothing about atrocities in Chhattisgarh.

By: Express News Service | Raipur | Updated: July 30, 2017 11:37 am
Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to Bastar.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally, accusing him of inaction on the Panama Papers investigations and that his policies were designed to steal away resources from “the people”. Rahul is on a two-day trip to Bastar. Speaking at Nagarnar in Bastar, where the central government has put into motion the plan to disinvest a steel plant, Gandhi said, “Some days ago, the Prime Minister of Pakistan resigned because his name appeared in the Panama Papers. Where law does not work, there there has been action. Here, the family of the Chief Minister (Raman Singh) has also been named (in the Panama Papers). Modiji gives long speeches on corruption but he cannot see his own Chief Minister.”

Gandhi also hit out at the outsourcing of jobs and said, “What is it that you do not have? It was said that a plant by the Tatas would come up and thousands would get jobs, but Tata is not going to build the steel plant and the land has not been given back to farmers.”

Gandhi said that something is being “snatched from the people” wherever you look. “When the Congress was in power, we brought the tribal bill, that whatever grows in the jungle, you will get the appropriate price for it. We brought MNREGA. Modiji laughs and says that the Congress made labourers dig holes in the country. Modiji, the labourer works with pride, he works to build the country, you cannot make fun of him,” he said.

Gandhi said that the BJP and RSS spread hatred in the country but the Prime Minister says nothing about atrocities in Chhattisgarh. “Wherever they go, they make one Indian fight with another. They have set fire to Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast and Haryana. In Chhattisgarh, women are being attacked, but the Prime Minister has not said a word,” Gandhi said, adding that Bastar was a symbol, and if Bastar was weak, the country was weak.

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    Muhammad Riyaz
    Jul 31, 2017 at 6:40 pm
    Both India and Pakistan should cooperate each other to share the information to book the culprits to justice and the recovered money should be used for eradicating poverty and for the good of the people.
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      Muhammad Riyaz
      Jul 31, 2017 at 6:32 pm
      Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif was not so naive and innocent to leave the position or quit by himself easily. He was thrown out by the tenacity and firmness of Imran Khan. Modi will also not budge so easily until his arm would be twisted by Indian Supreme Court which should follow the Supreme Court of Pakistan as a role model and use the SCP decision as a reference against all those who looted the exchequer of India. But how India can do it when most India Political Leaders see this noble Jesture of the Superere Court of Pakistan as a behind the scene Pakistan Millitary Coup, actually a usual Indian Blasphemy again Pakistan.
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        Amit Pandey
        Jul 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm
        Somebody explain to him that Sharif did not resigned because his name appeared in Panama Papers. He was implicated by Supreme Court of Pakistan after proper hearing and has disqualified him. Just like until verdict come in cases like Herald. Bofors etc, people are not considered guilty in his fraternity. Tejaswi was also asked to explain his stand on accusation which he refused.
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          rAmEsH
          Jul 30, 2017 at 1:12 pm
          Rahul Gandhi do you know Pak PM was ousted because he did not disclose $3000 per month ry he was reportedly earning but never received from a UAE firm ? Panama case is still under investigation may never see the light of the day ?? Why do you have this criminal mindset of misleading the people ?
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            Muhammad Riyaz
            Jul 31, 2017 at 6:37 pm
            $3000 per month? That was just a smoke screen to launder billions of dollars from Pakistan to various parts of the world including Switzerland, England, Spain, USA, Middle East, Russia, and even India. Within six months as per order of the SCP criminal proceedings against Nawaz and Family will be completed, and you will be surprise to find out his wealth, which according to some estimate is far more than Bill Gates. If so, will you still call a Military Coup?
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            Jim
            Jul 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm
            P0rkistan jihadi SC is on cahoots with bajwa and ISI to dismiss sharif Why don't they act against hafeez saeed?
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              P.C.Kulkarni
              Jul 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm
              In India Panama culprits are made b ambassadors
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                P.C.Kulkarni
                Jul 30, 2017 at 12:50 pm
                Read b in place of b
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                  P.C.Kulkarni
                  Jul 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm
                  Self correcting b as b sorry for this
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                Chor IBN7
                Jul 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm
                Chatur Chaywala is Feking. Some time back in mumbai, more than 1 lac was recovered from be.ggars bedding after he died. So be careful of all these politicians who are single "AND" come from so called poor families and poojaris. Jayalalitha is a good example !!
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                  Jim
                  Jul 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm
                  U used to go that b.eggars bed to offer raasskreeda svcs
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                  Damodar Biswal
                  Jul 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm
                  After a long time Rahul Gandhi spoke something sensible n should be appreciated.However,committees should be formed to to investigate all corruption cases n be asked to furnish reports within a given time frame as was done in Pakistan by its SC.
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                    rAmEsH
                    Jul 30, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                    you are wrong unfortunately nawaz sherif was nailed for not disclosing $3,000 per month income from a UAE firm which he never received ! Panama is still under investigation and may never see the light of the day ! Kindly get your facts right !! RG will never improve no point in patronizing him !!
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                      Baiju
                      Aug 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm
                      it seems your mom is more sensisble because she sleeps with Amit shah
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