Rahul Gandhi puts serious allegations over PM Modi, BJP hits back

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Rahul Gandhi alleges Narendra Modi of corruption
Rahul Gandhi alleges Narendra Modi of corruption

Gandhinagar : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi of taking money from Sahara and Birla groups during his services as Gujarat Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party rejected all his allegations, saying that it is Mr Gandhi's tactics to divert attention from the AgustaWestland probe in which the names of Congress leaders and the "family" were coming up.

Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Gujarat, claimed that it is in Income-Tax records that Sahara officials have paid PM Modi 9 times between October, 2013 and February, 2014.

He said the related documents are with the IT team which raided the company while Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat. Similarly, as per documents with Income Tax department, the Birla group also paid Rs 12 crore to Modi when he was Chief Minister.

Rahul Gandhi demanded an independent enquiry in the matter while raising suspicion as to why no probe has been initiated in the matter so far.

During last days of winter session, Mr Gandhi had claimed that he had evidence of "personal corruption" of Prime Minister but he was being prevented from speaking in the Lok Sabha because it would cause an earthquake.