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Rahul Gandhi shares good relation with Nirav Modi, alleges BJP

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 February 2018, 17:07 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday alleged that businessman Nirav Modi, the main accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, shares a good relation with Congress leaders including party president Rahul Gandhi.

Speaking to media here, Madhav said, "The person at the centre of this (PNB) scam Nirav Modi has relations with Congress leaders even with Rahul Gandhi. The truth behind this will soon be out before everyone. At that time Congress leaders will have to answer questions."

A political blame game has been going between the BJP and Congress ever since the PNB bank fraud involving Nirav Modi came to forth.

The PNB detected a Rs, 11,300 crore scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders.

The scam was started in 2011 and was detected in the third week of January this year, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.

The Congress has been alleging that the fraud took place under the "nose of Modi government" while BJP has been stating that it happened during UPA regime.


First published: 18 February 2018, 17:07 IST