Striking similarities between PM Modi, Nirav: Rahul

Striking similarities between PM Modi, Nirav: Rahul
Rahul Gandhi (File)
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/9/2019 12:11:54 PM IST

 New Delhi, Mar 9 (IANS/AGENCIES): Hours after a video of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi surfaced, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the video shows “uncanny similarities” between the two as “both believe they are above law”.

“The video of fugitive Nirav Modi in London shows an uncanny similarity between him and his ‘bhai’ (brother) PM Modi. Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to answer any questions. Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice,” Gandhi said in a tweet attaching the video of the absconding diamantaire posted by the UK-based newspaper The Telegraph.

His remarks came after the British newspaper claimed that Modi has been spotted in London.

Earlier, a video released by The Telegraph showed Nirav Modi walking the London streets. He sported a new look -- handle-bar moustache and long hair -- and is seen avoiding questions posed to him, saying “no comments”.

Indian intelligence agencies had provided inputs about the fugitive billionaire’s new disguise.

Congress shares old, strong bond with Nirav Modi: BJP
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Saturday accused the Congress party of sharing an “old and strong” bond with fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi. Referring to a UK-based daily’s report which confirmed that Nirav Modi was spotted walking freely on London streets, he said: “Now Congress workers must be happy to see him hale and hearty in London. They must be satisfied to see that the person, whom they gave shelter and allowed to flourish, is now living a happy life in UK,” he quipped. Javadekar accused the Congress government of sheltering defaulters during its tenure and said: “Thieves loved staying back in India and never ever thought of running away under the Congress rule. They felt safe and indulged in rampant loot under the protection of the then government.”
However, soon after the Narendra Modi government came in, there was fear among the thieves, he said, adding that this government is determined to bring all those defaulters back who had fled India fearing the worst. “We are confiscating the properties of the defaulters through stringent laws. He stated that Congress President Rahul Gandhi on September 13, 2013 went to attend one of his programmes in Nirav Modi’s company, and soon after the Allahabad Bank sanctioned a loan worth Rs 1,550 crore to him.
Nirav Modi, and his uncle and owner of retail jewellery company Gitanjali Group, Mehul Chowksy, both benefited with then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s 80:20 gold scheme, he said.
“Even Vijay Mallya was given protection under the Congress regime. At a time when he owed Rs 1,457 crore to the nation, an additional Rs 1,500-crore loan was given to him,” the Minister alleged.
“In 2008, the total bank loan was Rs 15 lakh crore under the first tenure of Congress government which went up to Rs 52 lakh crore in their next term. The Congress party also gave huge loans to other thieves and allowed them to loot the nation.


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