New Delhi, February 20: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Monday hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “serving the nation while whoever wants to bark can,” ANI reported. The remarks came as Rahul attacked Modi over the Rs 11,400 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case by diamond merchant Nirav Modi. Also Read - West Bengal Election 2021: BJP Likely to Release First List of Candidates With 60 Names Soon

“Like the saying goes: Dogs keep barking while the elephant moves without a care in the world. The Prime Minister is involved in serving the country, whoever wants to bark can bark,” ANI quoted BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan as saying. Also Read - Centre Targeting Those Supporting Farmers: Rahul Gandhi on I-T Raids on Taapsee Pannu & Anurag Kashyap

On the question of Rahul attacking the Prime Minister, Sharan said, “Rahul Gandhi has no right to speak about this (Punjab National Bank scam) because it started during his party’s government. The government is tightening the noose. Right now this scam was caught, next his brother-in-law’s will be. Perhaps his mother and he himself will be looked at. Then he’ll scream.” Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Suvendu to Get Ticket From Nandigram? BJP to Finalise List of 60 Names Today

On Monday, Rahul fired yet another salvo at the Prime Minister over his “silence” on the multi-crore PNB bank fraud, asking where the “country’s watchman” was when jeweller Nirav Modi fled the country like liquor baron Vijay Mallya. He took swipe at the Prime Minister for his refrain during poll rallies that he would act as a watchman for the country, and cited his “na khaoonga, na khaane doonga” (will neither do nor allow anyone to do corruption) statement.

Taking to Twitter, the Amethi MP said the entire country was keen to know the “secret behind his silence” and alleged that it screams out loudly where his loyalties were. “First Lalit (Modi) and then (Vijay) Mallya, now Nirav (Modi) also eloped. Where is the country’s watchman who claimed ‘Na khaoonga, na khaane doonga’ (Will neither do nor allow anyone to do corruption)? The public is longing to know the reason of ‘Saheb’s’ silence. His silence screams out loud who is he loyal to?” he asked in a tweet.

The PNB detected a Rs 11,400 crore scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders.

With inputs from PTI