Political blame game ensues over Nirav Modi fraud case; Congress dubs jeweller 'Chota Modi', BJP hits back
The Congress targeted the NDA government over the Rs 11,400-crore scam allegedly involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and accused it of doing nothing to stop 'independent India's biggest bank fraud' despite being informed of it in July, 2016.
The Congress on Thursday targeted the NDA government over the Rs 11,400-crore scam allegedly involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and accused it of doing nothing to stop "independent India's biggest bank fraud" despite being informed of it in July 2016. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala dubbed Nirav Modi "Chhota Modi two" and Lalit Modi "Chhota Modi one".
A controversy also erupted over a photograph of Nirav Modi and Narendra Modi taken at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Aam Aadmi Party mounted an attack on the Centre alleging that Nirav Modi could flee the country because he had access to the Prime Minister's Office. Twitter@AamAadmiParty
Under flak for a Rs 11,400-crore fraud case involving Punjab National Bank (PNB), the BJP said no one irrespective of stature will be spared by the probe agencies. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad rejected Congress' attack on Prime Minister Modi as "baseless". PTI
The Enforcement Directorate conducted multiple searches in connection with the case against the jewellery designer and others on Thursday. It also wrote to external affairs ministry to revoke passports of Nirav Modi and his wife. PTI