Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Upping their attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the general elections, the Congress Wednesday accused Modi of snoozing when fugitive diamantaire escaped from the country. The reaction came on the heels of the arrest of Nirav Modi in London. In a tweet, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Nirav Modi, who he referred to as “Chhota Modi”, was arrested after the Opposition party questioned “Bada Modi”, a term he has been using to target the PM.
Surjewala said, “1/1/2018-Chhota Modi escapes India after looting Rs 26,306 crore. 23/1/2018 – Nirav Modi poses with PM Modi in Geneva. Till November 2018 – He travels the world. 9/3/2019: Telegraph exposes Nirav Modi in London. Congress questions PM. 20/3/2019: Chhota Modi arrested. Who Snoozed? Bada Modi.”
Earlier, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said that nearly 1 crore youths lost their jobs in 2018 alone under the Modi government and appealed people to fight an ideological battle against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a gathering at Khumpui Academy Grounds in Khumulwng, 25 Km from Agartala city, Gandhi said, “1 crore youths lost jobs in 2018 alone. 3,000 people are losing employment every single day in the country now. There are 7.5 lakh unemployed youths in Tripura alone. Nothing was done for them.”
Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Wednesday that the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ or Grand Alliance in Bihar is intact and its candidates for all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state will be announced after Holi, PTI reported.