PM Modi kept mum as Nirav Modi stole farmers' money: Rahul Gandhi

RAIPUR: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi knew the main accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam for long, but remained silent when they stole “farmers’ money” and fled from the country.
He also accused the NDA government of ignoring farmers while waiving the loans of “15 richest people” in the country.

Rahul Gandhi, who was addressing a rally of farmers and tribal people at Sitapur in Chhattisgarh, promised a farm loan waiver across the country if the Congress returned to power in 2019.

“The UPA government ran MNREGA scheme at a cost of Rs 35,000 core. The same amount was stolen by (jeweller and PNB scam accused) Nirav Modi from the farmers of the country. The entire money of MNREGA was stolen by a single man, but our Prime Minister did not utter a single word,” Gandhi said.

“The PM had known Nirav Modi and (scam co-accused) Mehul Choksi. It was years-old relation,” Gandhi alleged.

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