Rahul accuses Modi, Raman Singh of corruption
CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, alleging they are “openly indulging in graft” and taking decisions only after “permission” from their industrialist friends.
Addressing a poll rally in Singh’s home turf Rajnandgaon, Gandhi asserted his party would act against the “corrupt” and write off debts of farmers if elected to power in Chhattisgarh, which is being ruled by the BJP for the past 15 years. At another rally in the poll-bound State ahead of the first-phase voting on November 12, he alleged, “In Delhi, Modi ji has 10-15 industrialists friends and similarly Chhattisgarh CM has 10-15 big businessmen friends. Modi ji and Singh never do any work until they take permission from these 10-15 friends.”
The Congress has been accusing the Modi Government of indulging in crony capitalism from time to time, a charge which has been vehemently denied by BJP. In the rally in Rajnandgaon, Gandhi accused Modi of pitching for industrialist Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal and referred to former France President Francois Hollande’s reported remark to drive home his point.
A French media report had in September quoted Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian Government proposed the Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the off-set partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rafale jet fighter deal and Paris did not have a choice.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi being garlanded at a rally at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, on Friday.