INDIA: The former chief minister of J&K, Ghulam Nabi Azad, stirred new controversy after the ex-Congress loyalist said that Gandhi’s family goes abroad and meets ‘undesirable businessmen’. Former Congress veteran Azad, who quit the party last year after blaming Rahul Gandhi for lack of leadership skills, spilled the beans on him yesterday in an interview.
The claim comes days after former MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted about the Adani controversy, naming five former Congressmen as pawns of the BJP to divert attention away from Adani. The other names that are linked to the Adani row are Jyotiraditya Scindia, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kiran Kumar Reddy, and Anil K. Antony.
Now, based on an interview with former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi, the BJP has pointed fingers at the NDA government and sought proper justification.
The veteran leader was questioned about Rahul’s allegation against him, to which he replied, “It is shameful as he never had any association with any businessmen whereas the entire family (Gandhi) is associated with businessmen including him. I have great respect for the family. I don’t want to speak anything against the family. Otherwise, I would have given examples of where he would go and meet undesirable businessmen even outside the country.”
Now, the BJP raised their eyebrows at Gandhi and sought a proper explanation of Azad’s allegations. Besides this, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told the media that he was about to file a defamation case against the Congress leader for dragging his name. As per reports, the case will be logged amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Guwahati on April 11.
However, the drag-and-pull game between both the National parties is becoming more intense with each passing day, and Rahul Gandhi is continuously seeking public attention on the Adani issue. He wrote on his Twitter, “They hide the truth, that’s why they mislead every day! The question remains the same – whose Rs 20,000 crore benami money is in Adani’s companies?”
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