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BJP deplores Congress for terming Nirav Modi as 'Chota Modi'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Thursday deplored for linking with Nirav by terming the latter as 'Chota Modi' (junior Modi).

Addressing a press conference here, said, "What is this word 'Chhota Modi'? The BJP takes strong offence to the kind of language being used by describing someone like that. It is derogatory, scandalous and demeaning."

Bank (PNB) has filed two financial fraud complaints of Rs. 11400 crore and Rs 280 crore against Nirav Modi, a billionaire celebrity

Earlier in the day, the came with a photo featuring both the and Nirav taken during meeting at Davos,

In the photo, is sitting in the centre and in the rows of industrialists standing behind is Nirav Modi, who the today christened "Chhota Modi (Little Modi)," alleging that he used clout with the government to slip out of the country.

Prasad advised the Congress to stop the photo

"The Congress should stop photo Many good and cosy photographs of many of the Congress leaders with are available with us, but we don't want to stoop to that level," Prasad said.

Nirav Modi's uncle is owner of and co-accused in (CBI) F.I.R. related to cheating Bank of over Rs 280.70 crore.

The Congress also targeted Prime Minister Modi for allowing to be part of the Indian business delegation at

Answering this allegation, Prasad said, "did not meet PM Modi at had arrived in on his own and was present at CII group photo event.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 18:50 IST