New Delhi: The Congress on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of not acting against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi despite having evidence and asked what was stopping the NDA from initiating action.
Party spokesperson Pawan Khera addressing a press conference said, “Today is ‘world sleep day’, as the Congress party shall expose how PM Modi i.e., ‘desh ka chowkidar’ and his government slept and snoozed while ‘chhota Modi’ i.e., Nirav Modi lo-oted crores, fled the co-untry, posed with the Prime Minister, globe trotted the world, opened a new diamond business in London which have a Panama Papers connection. Simple question is , if the Congress party can expose this entire chain of events and trace this trail, why did the CBI, ED, SFIO and other investigating agencies of the Modi government could not do it after 14 months of his escape,” he asked.
The Congress leader also alleged a clear-cut case of criminal complacency, complicity and connivance by Modi government with economic offenders like Nirav Modi.
Khera alleged that since the time his passport was revoked, as claimed by the Ministry of External Affairs, Nirav Modi has travelled to at least six countries which includes the UK, the UAE, Hong Kong, France and Germany.
“If all these linkages, connection and nexuses could be traced by the Congress party based on information in public domain, then what prevents the Modi government to connect the dots and take action against India’s most wanted,” Mr Khera asked.