PM’s credibility declining, no discussion until Sushma Swaraj steps down: Rahul Gandhi

Claiming that Modi's credibility is on the decline, Rahul said the Prime Minister should listen to the voices of the people of the country who are demanding an answer from him over controversies confronting the government.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 23, 2015 5:41 pm
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Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “silence” on the Lalit Modi controversy, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said his party was against discussion until External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj steps down.

Claiming that Modi’s credibility is on the decline, Rahul said the Prime Minister should listen to the voices of the people of the country who are demanding an answer from him over controversies confronting the government.

“The Prime Minister had assured the country that he will not tolerate corruption. His words should carry weight. But he speaks in air, he speaks whatever comes to his mind, his credibility is slowly declining.

“We asked the PM what he thinks about Lalit Modi. We got no answer. We got no answer on the Vyapam scam, no answer on Chhattisgarh and no answer on Sushma,” he told reporters outside Parliament.

Rahul’s comments come against the backdrop of the stalemate persisting in both the Houses of Parliament with Congress-led opposition aggressively pressing for ouster of Sushma and Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam, which the government rejected.

He made it clear that there would be no discussion on theLalit Modi controversy unless Sushma quits office.

“What we have said is that (there will be) no discussion without resignation. Sushma has done a criminal act. He (Lalit Modi) is a ‘fugitive’. You have signed it (the recommendation for grant of travel document). The High Commission does not know about it. The Indian government too in unaware of that,” he said and alleged that there were business links between the families of Lalit Modi and Sushma Swaraj.

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  1. Harry Achari
    Jul 23, 2015 at 11:57 pm
    When are you going to leave the country along with your mom sir. People have already thrashed you. No one wants to listen your comments. Poverty is the gift of 65 years if congress misrule. Now farmers are suffering from it. Your w family feel that you are colonists and the rests are salves. You or you family members are still begging for foreign blood. Priyanka married to Scottish man. To whom are you going to marry ? Chilean? Why is so foreign thirst? You have no dignity. Now congress is notorious as trouble maker by fully engaging against India. Pack your clothes and leave the country please. No one wants you and your corrupt family.
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      nishit sahay
      Jul 24, 2015 at 2:10 am
      PM's credibility is declining in eyes of a guy who doesnt know the meaning of credibility.. I mean literally.. His teacher was wondering whether to teach him the meaning of a tough word (for him) vs changing his diapers.
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        vijai
        Jul 23, 2015 at 11:42 pm
        Hey Andhey Bhakt aankhey kholo
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          Vikrant
          Jul 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm
          chor machaye shor.....
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            Amol
            Jul 24, 2015 at 4:51 am
            To me your are the twit. Has any court in India convicted any politician or high figure and hauled that individual to jail? No, because the system is rigged. It does not prove that Lalit Modi has done no wrong. On the contrary. Where there is smoke there is fire. Both Raje and Swaraj should step down if they have any honour. Clearly they do not as they are corrupt to the core so I am not surprised.
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