Nagaur (Rajasthan): Campaigning in Rajasthan for the coming Assembly election, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi for raising the issue of bank loans and non-performing assets (NPA) in poll rallies. He said those were the results of the misdeeds of the previous Congress-led government. Also Read - 'Unlike UP...': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At BJP Over 'Gandhis Don't Care' Comment
“The loans given through corrupt practices during the Congress-led government have turned into NPAs. These are not loans given by the Narendra Modi government. These are the results of the misdeeds of the Congress government,” he said while addressing an election rally at Kuchaman city of Nagaur district. Also Read - Hoshiarpur Rape: Gandhis Can't See Atrocities Against Women in States Where Congress is in Power, Says BJP
Referring to a report carried by a leading daily on its front page in the morning, Shah alleged that the Nehru-Gandhi family’s son-in-law (Robert Vadra) had received commissions after a loan of thousands of crores of rupees was sanctioned to a big company. “A company got a loan of thousands of crores and its commission reached the Nehru family’s son-in-law within a few months, with which he bought 150 hectares of land in Bikaner at a throwaway price. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi if he can answer now,” he said. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Migrants Walked Kms Without Food & Water, Did PM Help You Then, Asks Rahul | Highlights
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief also said fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya were given loans during the days of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. “They did not fly abroad (during the Congress rule) as they had no fear of the Congress. They believed that they had a partnership. Those who are being guarded, why will they run away? After the Modi government came to power, they had a fear of being jailed,” he said.
Shah added that the BJP government would work towards getting each penny held by the fugitives back to the country. The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly will go to the polls on December 7 and the results will be announced on December 11.