Prime News, National, Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu), April 12:- Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging he ran his government for 15 of his friends and he wondered why no big-ticket defaulters of bank loans like Vijay Mallya were not in jail.
The Congress chief said the ones like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, after taking bank loans, failed to return it and ran away from the country. “Not even a single one is in jail,” he added.
Gandhi said when his party is voted to power, no farmer “is going to be put in jail for not paying back his bank loan, it is not fair that the richest people do not go to jail but farmers go to jail for the same offence.”
He alleged the Prime Minister gave Rs 35,0000 crore to Nirav Modi, Rs 35,000 crore to Mehul Choksi and Rs 10,000 crore to Vijay Mallya.
During the last five years, Modi ran a government for 15 people and you know the names, he said.
“These are Anil Ambani, Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi and they are Modi’s friends,” he said addressing a poll rally here.
Rahul Gandhi also made a strong pitch for MK Stalin, the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) as the next chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
Gandhi said Stalin will head the next government in Tamil Nadu, which will vote for a new Assembly in 2021. The Congress is fighting the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the DMK on 40 seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
“Our alliance is the alliance of the people of Tamil Nadu. Both parties believe in freedom, justice and freedom of speech. We will never ever allow the people of Tamil Nadu to be ruled by people from Nagpur,” said the Congress president taking a swipe at the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological connection with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)