PM slams Cong for 'poll scam', sedition law repeal promise
Junagadh/Songadh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of a "Tughlaq Road election scam" where money meant for poor, pregnant women was looted from people.
At a poll rally, Modi also claimed that the Nehru- Gandhi family targeted leaders from Gujarat like Sardar Patel and Morarji Desai and was now targeting a 'chaiwala' like him.
Notably, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's residence as an MP is at 1, Tughlaq Road in New Delhi, while Congress president Rahul Gandhi's residence as an MP is 12, Tughlak Lane in the national capital.
The Income Tax Department recently conducted raids on close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Kamal Nath and others in four states on Sunday.
The CBDT, that frames policy for the I-T department, had said the department has also detected a trail of Rs 20 crore suspect cash allegedly being moved to the "headquarters of a major political party in Delhi" from the house of an important person who lives on Tughlaq Road, home to many VIPs.
"Searches in Madhya Pradesh have detected widespread and well-organised racket of collection of unaccounted cash of about Rs 281 crore through various persons in different walks of life, including business, politics and public service," it said.
During a poll rally at Junagadh town in Gujarat, Modi, without naming Congress leaders, said in the last five years, he had brought them to the doorstep of jails and if he is elected again, they will be inside prisons.
He took a swipe at the opposition party, saying it is known by many names as far as scams are concerned.
"Now, it has got a new name, but with proof. The Congress is indulging in a 'Tughlaq Road chunavi ghotala (election scam)', in which money meant for the poor is being usurped for their own leaders. Money meant for pregnant women is looted," Modi said.
Referring to the raids, Modi said, "You have seen in the media in the last three to four days, how sacks full of cash were found from Congress leaders. It has not even been six months of the government in MP."
"Initially, Karnataka was the ATM of the Congress, now Madhya Pradesh has become its new ATM," he said.
Modi said the situation in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh was no different and
that the Congress was only interested to come to power to loot people.
The developments in MP are just a "trailer" and "nothing will be left in our hands if the reigns of the country are given in Congress's hands," he said, adding that the "story of Congress is a story of one family".