Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack at the Congress party in the aftermath of the I-T raids being carried on the premises of the close aides of senior party leader and Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath among others.
Addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Latur district, PM Modi slammed the Congress party over its involvement in corrupt practices days ahead of the elections following which enormous cash stash being recovered from the premises of close aides and relatives of MP CM Kamal Nath.
"For Congress, corruption is the only patriotism. You must have seen the day before yesterday how cash stashes were recovered from the houses of close aides and relatives of the members of the Congress party. Buying votes through notes- this sin has been their political culture. They have been saying for the past six months that chowkidar chor hai. But from where do the bundles of notes are coming from? It is not even been six months in Madhya Pradesh that Congress has formed the government. But huge cash stashes have been recovered from the houses of big people," PM Modi said in the rally.
Later, highlighting that a Congress leader rushes to the house that was being raided by the I-T department in order to prevent the money from being seized, PM Modi said:
"The evidences are in front of the people. Even a Congress leader went to the raid sight to ensure that his money does not get seized. They started pushing people, and then tried to hide their face."
On Monday, Congress leader Ahmed Patel was seen rushing to the residence of SM Moin, an AICC worker whose residence was being raided by the Income-Tax department. Pictures were accessed by Republic TV showing Ahmed Patel sitting at the house of the Congress worker, to allegedly stop the raids from taking place.
On Sunday, multiple raids were conducted on several locations across India. Those searched by the I-T department included Kamla Nath's former OSD Pravin Kakkar, former advisor Rajendra Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law's firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri's company.