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Choksi enjoyed Rahul's patronage: BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Tuesday said that the Gitanjali Group's Choksi, who is an accused in the multi-crore PNB fraud case, enjoyed the "patronage" of

"enjoyed the patronage, strength and support of Rahul in the party," said while addressing a press conference here.

Rao alleged that it was the reason why H.S. Chandramauli, who represented in a criminal case in 2015, was given a ticket from the Madikeri constituency for the Assembly election next month.

The said the 2015 criminal case against was later converted into a civil case.

Rao also said that Chandramauli had been a to in the M.K. Ganapathi suicide case.

Slamming the Congress's connection with Choksi, the said: "First Rahul had promoted Choksi's Gitanjali Jewellery in 2013.

"Then in 2013, former Finance had removed the of the for denying to restructure a loan of Rs 1,550 crore to Choksi when he highlighted the lacunae in it.

"The premises of in was rented to Choksi and even his wife bought jewellery worth Rs 5 crore from unaccounted cash.

"One incident can be a coincidence, but multiple coincidences is a political conspiracy."

The also described Choksi as the third of the and said: "Choksi is third of after (Priyanka Gandhi's husband) Vadra and Vijay Mallya, who is an accused in a Rs 9,000 crore "



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:02 IST