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Rahul slams PM, says Modi ran govt for his 15 friends

Press Trust of India  |  Krishnagiri (TN) 

Friday slammed alleging he ran his government for 15 of his friends and he wondered why no big-ticket defaulters of like Vijay Mallya were not in jail.

The said the ones like and Vijay Mallya, after taking bank loans, failed to return it and ran away from the country.

"Not even a single one is in jail," he added.

Gandhi said when his party is voted to power, no "is going to be put in jail for not paying back his bank loan, it is not fair that the richest people do not go to jail but farmers go to jail for the same offence."

He alleged the gave Rs 35,0000 crore to Nirav Modi, Rs 35,000 crore to and Rs 10,000 crore to

During the last five years, Modi ran a government for 15 people and you know the names, he said.

"These are Anil Ambani, Mehul Choksi, and they are Modi's friends," he said addressing a poll rally here.

Focusing on his party's Minimum Income Support Scheme 'Nyay,' he said it would give purchasing power to the people and that in turn would propel factories in and the overall economy.

Textile and silk hubs of Tamil Nadu, Tirupur and Kancheepuram "will become live," again and provide employment opportunities to youngsters, he said.

Gandhi said his party and its allies will never allow people to be ruled by (the RSS) and expressed confidence that DMK M K will soon be the Minister of the State.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 13:05 IST