PNB fraud: BSP chief Mayawati lashes out at Centre, says govt was sleeping when 'mega bank fraud' took place

BSP chief Mayawati referring to Nirav Modi scam on Sunday and claimed that the Centre slept while a mega bank fraud took place.

PTI February 18, 2018 17:09:36 IST
PNB fraud: BSP chief Mayawati lashes out at Centre, says govt was sleeping when 'mega bank fraud' took place

Lucknow: Raising questions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'na khaoonga, na khane doonga' promise, BSP chief Mayawati referred to the Nirav Modi scam on Sunday and claimed that the Centre slept while a mega bank fraud took place.

"A Rs 20,000 crore bank scam took place, while the government was caught napping. What kind of a public welfare government is this?" Mayawati said in a statement.

PNB fraud BSP chief Mayawati lashes out at Centre says govt was sleeping when mega bank fraud took place

File image of BSP chief Mayawati. PTI

Lashing out at the BJP, she said all talk about bringing black money stashed abroad and depositing Rs 15 lakh in the accounts of the poor was empty rhetoric.

She sought to know what happened to the prime minister's "na khaoonga, na khane doonga (Won't indulge in graft, won't let anyone do it as well)" assurance.

"Was the hard earned money of poor and hard-working people deposited in the nationalised banks under Jan Dhan Yojana for committing fraud by favourite industrialists and businessmen," the former UP chief minister said.

Was bringing back 'achche din' (good days) mere rhetoric? she asked.

The Modi government must accept its responsibility in the mega scam instead of talking big, Mayawati said adding strict action against the guilty persons was needed so that people could repose their faith in the banking system.

"Despite claims of strengthening of the economy, employment opportunities have not been made available, and this makes it clear that the government machinery under PM Modi has collapsed," she alleged.

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