Accusing the Centre of double speak Congress leader Randeep Surjewala while addressing a press conference here said, "This is a classical double speak of BJP involving diverting attention and relying upon half-baked truth,"
Congress' questions are as follows-:
- "Who is responsible for the scam by Nirav Modi?
- Were all the departments under the Modi government asleep, and why?
- How did the government not spot the biggest banking scam so far?
- Who is the person who has given security to this scam?
- How did the risk management system of the banking sector not work?" asked Surjewala.
"These questions need to be answered by the prime minister," added Surjewala.
Meanwhile, Surjewala in a sardonic attack also said that 'Chota Modi' (Nirav Modi) went to Davos as part of the business delegation which accompanied the prime minister and also alleged that Prime Minister Modi knew about the scam already
"The prime minister was told about the scam," added the Congress leader.
Surjewala further accused the Centre of destroying the banking system and urged the prime minister to not mislead people.
Managing Director of PNB Sunil Mehta said that the scam was started in 2011 and was detected in the third week of January this year, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.
Nirav had allegedly cheated the bank to the tune of Rs. 280.7 crore.
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