After keeping the nation waiting for 10 days, Rahul Gandhi today dropped his ‘bomb’ on Narendra Modi that he had promised would ’cause an earthquake’.
Gandhi said a company based in Uttar Pradesh has written “that Modi has taken money from them multiple times over six months.”
Quoting income tax investigation reports, Gandhi said: “They have written that 2.5 cr was given to Narendra Modi on October 31… nine times in six months.”
However, the Congress Vice President’s allegations around big corporates paying Prime Minister Narendra Modi crores of rupees when he was the chief minister of Gujarat was along expected lines.
At a rally in Mehsana, Rahul asked Modi why he doesn’t answer the question about the ‘diary’, referring to the allegations made by Swaraj India leader Prashant Bhushan and subsequently picked up by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal.
According to Bhushan and Kejriwal, government agencies have recovered emails from two of India’s top conglomerates that suggest that they were paying money to Modi around late 2013 and early 2014. Modi was leading the BJP’s general election campaign at the time.
Though he named the Lucknow-based company, Gandhi did not name the Mumbai-based conglomerate or mention their diary entry.
Election funding in India is among the most controversial topics in the country, as parties take money from big businesses to finance the enormous expenditure involved in fighting elections.
Arvind Kejriwal seemed to have sensed that Rahul Gandhi did not have any other ‘earthshaking’ allegations other than the two documents.
He has repeatedly mocked Gandhi for not coming out with his earthshaking allegations.
If Rahul Gandhi actually has papers on Modi ji's personal involvement in corruption, then why doesn't he expose it outside Parl? https://t.co/5xc2WkCd5B
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 14, 2016
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has asked for more evidence, besides the cryptic emails recovered in the investigations, before ordering an investigation.