Narendra Modi an instrument of corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Updated - February 21, 2018 09:54 pm IST

Published - February 21, 2018 09:51 pm IST - Shillong

Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves during rally in Shillong on February 21, 2018.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi waves during rally in Shillong on February 21, 2018.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, during an election roadshow in Shillong on Wednesday, called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “an instrument of corruption”.

“Mr. Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption,” he told presspersons.

The statement not only referred to the Punjab National Bank scam but also carried political significance. “The BJP comes to Meghalaya and offers crores of rupees to the churches in the State. Just like they think they can buy some Congress MLAs and form the government here, they also think they can come here and buy the church, the religion and God. This is disgusting,” he said.

At a public meeting, Mr. Gandhi described the PM as a magician. “The PM is living up to this wonderful image of a great magician who can make things appear and disappear at the snap of a finger. He has made many things appear and disappear effortlessly,” he said.

“Scamsters like Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi magically disappeared from India and reappeared in foreign lands out of the reach of Indian law. Modi ji ’s magic can even make democracy disappear from India very soon,” he said.

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