NEW DELHI: Breaking his silence on the high profile Vyapam scam, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘inaction’ in the case.
45-year-old Gandhi pointed out that PM Modi at the time of the General Election campaign had promised of not letting anyone indulging into corruption but has not turned blind eye on the massive controversy growing each day around the Vyapam scam unfolding in Madhya Pradesh.
“We all remember when PM Modi said ‘na khaunga, na khaane dunga’. What you said Mr. PM should hold some importance now! Why are you allowing your ministers indulge in corruption? And why no action has been taken against Lalit Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan?” Gandhi asked.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing major criticism because of the multi-crore scam that has attacked his state and killed at least 49 people associated with it in past few years.
Hitting at the ruling government in Lalit Modi controversy, Rahul Gandhi then targeted PM Modi as his ministers are involved in the matter.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stirred a major controversy by admitting that she had no opposition to Lalit Modi’s request to travel out of the United Kingdom for the treatment of his wife.
Apart from this, another Bharatiya Janata Party and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is under opposition’s attack for reportedly helping Lalit Modi to get stay permit in the UK.
Soon after Gandhi scion made these comments, the BJP then hit back stating that several scams took place while UPA government was in power. “Rahul Gandhi is registering his presence in India. He has been away. Lot of scams took place during UPA rule,” said BJP leader Nalin Kohli.