Raipur, Aug 10 : Slamming BJP led NDA government at the centre for turning a blind eye to all the corruption cases, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said what type of chowkidari’ is being provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he didn’t even order an investigation into the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son- Abhishak Singh, whose name has been mentioned in Panama papers.
The Congress President stated “BJP’s remote control is in the hands of the RSS. In fact, Chhattisgarh is being run from Nagpur.”
Citing the example of Nawaz Sharif’s prosecution in Panama papers case,”When the name of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appeared in Panama papers, he was convicted in it. In Chhattisgarh when the name of your CM’s son comes in Panama papers, investigation doesn’t even begin. This is BJP-NDA’s ‘chowkidari,” Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurated the new Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee office building, ‘Rajiv Bhawan’in Raipur.
“I asked Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman , Why did she tell lies ? I didn’t get the response .I asked to look into my eyes, he was looking away from me. I can understand that. He cannot look into my eyes, I can see that because the Prime Minister has not been truthful.Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a chawkidaar (watchman) but a bhagidaar (confidant) with corrupt businessman,” Rahul said.
“Maine Parliament mein Raksha Mantri se kaha ki apne Hindustan ko jhooth kyun bola? Jawab nahi mila.Jab maine Modi Ji ko kaha, wo apni aankh meri aaknh se nahi mila paye. Aapne TV mein dekha wo idhar udhar dekh rahe the.Kyun? Kyunki chowkidar bhaagidar ban gaya,” Gandhi said.
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on girls raped in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh shelter homes, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that crime against women has increased in the last 4 years and something like this has never happened even in 3000 years. The Congress president asked why women are being raped in BJP ruled states and said, “In BJP-ruled states, women are not safe. Atrocities against women have risen alarmingly. It’s a question which arises not only in yours but also in the hearts of all women in India. Why are women being raped in BJP ruled states?” said Gandhi.
If a Chief Minister does not work for the youth, women, aadivasis of Chhattisgarh, then that CM does not deserve to survive a single day. Congress party, unlike BJP, does not belong to capitalists, it belongs to everyone: Congress President
Rahul again reiterated that PM has failed to provide jobs, “When asked about jobs, PM Modi says make pakodas. Things are so bad, that even Union Minister Nitin Gadkari asked: “Where are the jobs?”
Lambasting on PM Modi for not providing security to women, he said, “In BJP-ruled states, women are not safe. Atrocities against women have risen alarmingly.”
He said “PM Modi made a woman in Chhattisgarh lie about doubling her income. This is BJP’s model. Lie and encourage others to lie.”
The Congress has claimed to possess evidence that the name “Abhishak Singh”,which found mention in the Panama Papers for having an offshore account in British Virgin islands, is the son of three-time Chief Minister Raman Singh.
The Congress has demanded the resignation of the Chattisgarh chief minister as well as his MP son and said that the Enforcement Directorate should investigate the matter.
In April 2013, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed the name “Abhishak Singh” in Panama Papers as having an offshore account in the British Virgin Islands, referred to Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son Abhishek.
Abhishek Singh is a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh.