NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to bring back former IPL chief Lalit Modi to face the law.
“It is a very simple issue, there are two networks in IPL. One which youth of country see: batting, bowling, fielding. The other is Lalit Modi,” Rahul said.
“Yesterday, Arun Jaitley ji and Sushma ji protected this corruption network... Modi ji ran away during the Land Ordinance issue. Now there is a chance, bring back Lalit Modi,” he added.
The Congress scion further accused the government of imposing mediocrity on the country, and said he was “here to defend this country from the RSS”.
“When your work clashes with the views of RSS, your mouth will be shut, we are protecting you, remember that,” said Rahul.
“I am here to defend freedom of people. The way this country is heading, the media will not be able to function. You people have been banned, notices have been sent to three channels, why, because you are doing your work,” he added.
Rahul also sought to counter the charges raked up by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Parliament, saying, “The judicial system of India has cleared Rajiv Gandhi. They bring this up again and again, makes no difference to me.”
A feisty Sushma Swaraj had yesterday trained her guns on the Congress Party, specifically on its president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, to explain and justify the past alleged misdemeanors of the "First Family" and the party before targeting her on Lalit Gate.
In reply he made statements on Sushma Swaraj's charges about Bofors case, 'Judicial system has cleared Rajiv Gandhi, but they are repeatedly raking it up for last 30 years.
Mere pitaa (father) ke baare mein 30 saalon se ye kar rhe hain, Judicial system of India has cleared Rajiv Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015
Talking about PM Modi, he said, 'We have realised that this Prime Minister gets scared, we will apply full pressure on Government to bring back Lalit Modi'.
Humein samajh aa gyi ek baat ki ye PM darta hai, hum itna pressure daalenge ki, Lalit Modi wapas ayega,cricket ki safaayi hogi: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015
While speaking about the black money he said, 'Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley defenced blackmoney network in Parliament yesterday, Lalit Modi is the biggest link between political system and black money system'.
Kal Sushma ji ne aur Arun Jaitley ji ne iss corruption ke network ko protect kia: Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/dESu1PtZ0N— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015
Rahul Gandhi: I am here to defend freedom of people. Way this country is heading, media will not be able to function pic.twitter.com/PV0d0uXWJw— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015
Judicial system of India has given a statement saying, this was a campaign against Rajiv Gandhi, there's nothing in this:Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015
I am here to defend this country from RSS, I am here to defend this country from Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 13, 2015