Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi over Vyapam scam, Lalit modi row

New Delhi(PTI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his alleged failure to check corruption, reminding him of his oft-repeated “na khaoonga, na khane doonga” remark. “I have just one question. Mr Prime Minister, what you say must carry weight. You said ‘na khaoonga, na khane doonga’. Why are you allowing corruption in Rajasthan? What are you doing to bring back Lalit Modi? Why are you not acting against Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” he said.

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Congress has been slamming the PM for not sacking Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje following revelations that she helped “fugitive” former IPL boss Lalit Modi. The party has also accused “bada Modi” (PM) of shielding “chhota Modi” (Lalit).

“Of course,” Rahul said when asked whether the beleaguered Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should quit in the wake of the Supreme Court ordering a CBI inquiry into the Vyapam scam. Congress has been demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Raje for helping Lalit Modi, of HRD Minister Smriti Irani for misrepresenting facts about her educational qualifications, and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde for her alleged involvement in a “scam” by clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore on a single day withoutinviting tenders in violation of the norms. It is also seeking resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in the wake of a “rice scam” in which Rs 36,000 crore are alleged to have been misappropriated.

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