Modi received kickbacks as Gujarat CM: Rahul Gandhi

Written by | December 21, 2016 | 0

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a bizarre attack on Narendra Modi saying the prime minister had received around Rs 45 crore as kickbacks from the Sahara group when he was the Gujarat chief minister.

Rahul claimed that when the Income-Tax department raided Sahara on November 22, 2014, they recovered documents showing that multiple payments had been made to Modi during 2013-14. “The records have been with the IT department for the last two and a half years, but no action has been taken,” he said, adding that an independent probe must be initiated into it.

The Congress leader dropped the bombshell days after he accused the government of not allowing him to speak in Parliament as he had tangible evidence of corruption against the prime minister. He had said that there would be an ‘earthquake’ if he opened his mouth.

Rahul said as per the record with the IT department, Rs 2.5 crore was given to PM Modi on October 30, 2013, Rs 5 crore on November 12, 2013, Rs 2.5 crore on November 27, 2013, Rs 5 crore on November 29, 2013.

Entries showed that Rs 5 crore was given to Modi on December 6, 2013, Rs 5 crore on December 19, 2013, Rs 5 crore on January 13, 2014, Rs 5 crore on Janury 28, 2014, Rs 5 crore on February 22, 2014, claimed the Congress leader.

The BJP, however, looked unshaken over Rahul’s allegations and said it had become Congress’ habit to level baseless allegations against the Prime Minister. The party also called Rahul Gandhi as a part time non-serious political leader.

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