NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “deceptive” the nation on bringing again absconding diamond dealer Mehul Choksi accused in a financial institution fraud case, saying he’s now unlikely to return after he surrendered his Indian passport.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi stated, “It now seems that Mehul Bhai will not be going to be good friend (of Modi) anymore as a result of he has determined to not ever return to India, his Indian passport stands surrendered…Utter hypocrisy and once more deceptive the folks of this nation.”
Singhvi stated that in 2017-18, financial institution frauds on this nation have elevated by 72 per cent and there may be but no reply or clarification from the federal government.
“The entire debt of India has risen 50 per cent from Rs 54 lakh crore to Rs 82 lakh crores. That is the laborious figures primarily based actuality versus Modi ji’s ‘jumlebaji’ (gimmicks),” he stated.
Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Excessive Fee in Guyana, official sources stated Monday.
Choksi, one of many alleged masterminds of the USD 2 billion rip-off in state-run Punjab Nationwide Financial institution and an uncle of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, took citizenship of Antigua final 12 months.
Indian residents are anticipated to give up their passports after they purchase a overseas nationality.
The Congress chief additionally criticised the federal government over the latest appointments within the Central Data Fee.
The search committee for choice of Chief Data Commissioner didn’t short-list two senior Data Commissioners who had utilized for the place and introduced in 4 others who didn’t present curiosity within the publish, paperwork made public by the federal government present.
“The Modi authorities’s entire method in direction of governance is governance by subterfuge, governance by dishonest the folks of India, the governance by being over intelligent, too intelligent by half,” he stated.
Attacking the federal government, he stated, the federal government is appointing “mistaken” folks by utilizing its “brute majority” on key positions, together with that of the CBI Director.
He stated names of individuals desirous of making use of in writing have been excluded by authorities departments, “clearly on the directions of the I, Me Myself Mr Modi” and embody names of those that haven’t even utilized.
“That is the true chaal, charitra, chehra, the true ‘pehchaan’ of Mr. Modi and his Authorities,” he alleged.