Linking Nirav Modi to PM exemplifies the Congress’ cheap politics: Amit Shah

AJ Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on February 20, 2018 Published on February 20, 2018

Phlegmatic BJP President Amit Shah, seen here during his tour of Karnataka’s coastal districts, has not been in the best of health. He visited Kukke Subramanya, near Mangaluru, on Tuesday   -  HS MANJUNATH

BJP chief says govt has rushed to stem damage in PNB scam

BJP National President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the Congress was guilty of ‘cheap politics’ for highlighting the presence of PNB scam-accused Nirav Modi in a picture with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Addressing the media as part of his campaign for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka, at Surathkal in Mangaluru taluk on Tuesday, Shah said the Congress’ allegations linking Nirav Modi with Narendra Modi were baseless.

“Using such pictures from a public function for political gains is cheap politics,” he said.

However, Shah said the government has taken strict action against the accused in the PNB scam.

Already, assets worth more than ₹5,000 crore (nearly half the said scam amount) had been seized in three days. Though the exact estimate of the scam is not clear, steps had been taken to recover a major sum of money, he said.

To a query on why the Centre does not ban organisations such as the Popular Front of India and its political arm, the SDPI, Shah said banning an organisation depends on proposals sent by the State government. The Karnataka government, which has not sent any proposal in this regard, should at least stop withdrawing cases related to these organisations, the BJP chief said.

When asked why the previous BJP government in the State had failed in providing good governance, Shah said the party had learnt a lot since then. BJP-led governments across the country are now doing good work.

Published on February 20, 2018
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