PM Modi’s Dig At Congress Over Huge Cash Haul
The BJP has been attacking the Congress over its silence on the issue. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at the Congress after Rs 353.5 crore cash was seized in an income tax raid from an Odisha-based distillery owned by Congress MP Dheeraj Sahu’s family. The unprecedented haul marks the largest single seizure ever made by any investigative agency in India, shattering all the previous records.
Sharing a video posted by the BJP on X, the Prime Minister said, “In India, who needs ‘Money Heist’ fiction, when you have the Congress Party, whose heists are legendary for 70 years and counting!”
In India, who needs ‘Money Heist’ fiction, when you have the Congress Party, whose heists are legendary for 70 years and counting! https://t.co/J70MCA5lcG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 12, 2023
The BJP shared a spoof of the show on X and called it “Congress present the Money Heist” to take a jab at the party. The spoof features visuals of the cash found at the premises linked to Congress MP Dheeraj Sahu with the original background score of Netflix-produced ‘Money Heist’. Pictures of the Congress MP with party president Mallikarjun Kharge and leader Rahul Gandhi also feature in the video.
The BJP has been attacking the Congress over its silence on the issue and has termed it as their “nature” on the issue of corruption.
Speaking at the 43rd convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad yesterday, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar referred to the incident and said: “I urge all of you (students), let’s invent a machine that can count currency notes at a fast rate.”
“I understand Congress is silent as corruption is in their nature but JDU, RJD, DMK, and SP all are sitting silently…Now I understand why a campaign was run against PM Modi that agencies are being misused. It was run because there was a fear in their mind that all the secrets of their corruption would be revealed,” Home Minister Amit Shah said.
“Congress party and corruption are the two sides of the same coin. Congress is known for corruption, commission, and criminalisation. Corruption and malpractices are the custom and policies of the Congress,” BJP chief JP Nadda alleged, adding that the “black money” seized by the Income Tax department at various places linked to the Congress MP is just a small part of “this person’s corruption”.