Rahul Gandhi's reply to PM: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who asked several questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent report on businessman Gautam Adani, has again targetted the PM and claimed he was providing a "shield" to the businessman by not initiating an enquiry.
Speaking to the media after PM Modi's speech in the Parliament on Wednesday, Gandhi said that the Prime Minister chose to remain silent on the burning issue of Adani's scams. Further, he asserted that he was not satisfied with the Prime Minister's speech in the Lok Sabha and added he should have initiated an independent probe if he really wanted to clear the chaos.
"I'm not satisfied with PM's speech. No talk about inquiry happened. If Gautam Adani is not a friend, then PM should have said that inquiry should be conducted," said Gandhi.
"It's clear that the PM is protecting him (Gautam Adani)," he added.
Earlier today, PM Modi in his hour-long speech did not mention nor answered the allegations levelled by the Opposition leaders despite their repetitive claims about his alleged links with the business tycoon. However, he took a dig at Gandhi, without mentioning his name and recalled the developmental schemes brought by his government.
Gandhi allegations on PM Modi
Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Lok Sabha as the first opposition speaker, Gandhi, on Tuesds linked the massive rise in the business fortunes and personal wealth of businessman Adani to the Modi government coming to power in 2014.
It is worth mentioning Adani Group is in the eye of a storm following the allegations of fraud and stock manipulation by a US-based short-selling firm. The company's stocks have been hammered even though the group has rejected the charges. Ever since the report claiming serious fraud came out, the grand old party has been staging protests against Adadni and PM Modi and demanded an independent probe.
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