Days after saying that he has proof of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi gave details of his claims during a rally in Gujarat’s Mehsana. Hitting out at Modi on his home turf, the Congress leaders alleged he was paid Rs 40 crore by Sahara before he became prime minister. Gandhi claimed that that as per the Income Tax record, during a period of six months from October 2013 to February 2014, nine payments were made to Modi by Sahara when he was the chief minister of Gujarat.
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Here are the details of payment made to Modi allegedly by Sahara
October 30, 2013: Rs 2.5 crore
November 12, 2013: Rs 5 crore
November 27, 2013: Rs 2.5 crore
November 29, 2013: Rs 5 crore
December 6, 2013: Rs 5 crore
December 19, 2013: Rs 5 crore
January 14, 2014: Rs 5 crore
January 28, 2014: Rs 5 crore
February 22, 2014: Rs 5 crore
During the Parliament Winter Session, that was washed out due to continuous protests over demonetisation, Rahul had claimed that he had evidence linking PM Modi directly with corruption. He also claimed that if he was allowed to speak in the Parliament it would cause an “earthquake” in the country.
Gandhi said he was raising the issue on behalf of the country which needs answers over the questions raised against the Prime Minister. “PM Modi takes bribes and then shamelessly foists Demonetisation on Indians under the garb of ‘fighting Black Money,” Congress tweeted after the rally quoting its Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. “Rahulji asks if Modiji received this money from Sahara or not? If this document is with Income Tax, will Modi now investigate it?,” tweeted party chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
The BJP, however, rubbished the allegations of Rahul Gandhi calling him a non-serious political leader.