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Rahul takes dig at Modi over corruption, Congress demands Rupani's removal

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Vice President on Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Modi over a report that had imposed penalties on several entities, including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's family, for "manipulative trade", while the party has demanded that Rupani must resign.

"Na khaunga na khane dunga ki kahani. Shah-zada, Shaurya aur ab (Another story of 'will not do corruption myself, nor allow others')," Gandhi tweeted.

The demanded that either the Chief Minister must resign or Prime Minister Modi should break his "silence" and dismiss him over the allegations.

The party's demand came in the wake of charging 22 entities, including Rupani's Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), with "manipulative trades" in a little known company Sarang Chemicals.

"Zero tolerance for corruption' has become 'zero tolerance for honesty'. India has witnessed a series of 'scams, scandals and skullduggery' involving sons, daughters and a number of BJP leaders. PM Modi, is however on a 'Maun Vrat' (silent).

"The latest in this series is the brazen malpractice and fraud indulged by chief Minister Vijay Rupani's HUF.

has 'indicted and penalized' 22 entities, including HUF, for "manipulative trades" in shares of a company named 'Sarang Chemicals Ltd' (SCL)," said spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh.

"The SEBI found Rupani's family entity guilty of malpractices and artificial trading whereby the 22 entities shared amongst themselves more than 2 crore shares which were 87.17 per cent of market volume," he added.

The party demanded that Rupani should resign as Chief Minister immediately.

"An investigation should be undertaken about the dubious dealings of Rupani HUF with Sarang Chemicals Ltd. including the reasons and considerations for artificially manipulating the trade volume and consequent price of shares of the company," said Singh.

"Time for Modi to break his silence on corruption and face accountability," he added.



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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 20:54 IST