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'Stop behaving as if you're guilty, speak up': Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, Jaitley over PNB scam

Referring to 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, recently addressed by the prime minister, Gandhi said, "PM Modi tells kids how to pass exams for 2 hours, but won't speak for 2 minutes on the 22,000 Cr banking scam"

Reported by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 18, 2018 13:14 IST ]
File picture of Congress president Rahul Gandhi

In yet another attacking tweet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "speak up" against the banking fraud, which is at the center of a huge controversy in India.

Referring to 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, recently addressed by the prime minister, Gandhi said, "PM Modi tells kids how to pass exams for 2 hours, but won't speak for 2 minutes on the 22,000 Cr banking scam"

The PNB scam that came to light mainly involves billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi. Nirav is alleged to have carried out fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 14,400 crore in Punjab National Bank.

Talking about the scam, the Gandhi scion also attacked the Finance Minister. "Mr Jaitley is in hiding," he said.

"Stop behaving as if you're guilty! Speak up," the Congress president added.

Meanwhile, nationwide searches are continuing by investigating agencies at various locations of Nirav and Choksi.

CBI is also attempting to unearth the larger conspiracy, exact magnitude of the scam, roles of the accused and the end-use of the public funds diverted in the fraud.

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