Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday was questioned on the corruption charges levied on Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh government in which funds were diverted from the social and welfare schemes of the government to the party's political activities.
On being questioned by media on Madhya Pradesh government scam, Rahul Gandhi avoided the questions and left from the spot, even as he heard the question. While multiple questions were asked to the Congress chief, he went on to take against PM Modi, but did not respond to the questions on the alleged looting of the funds which was meant for the government schemes by the party's leadership in Madhya Pradesh.
Republic TV on Tuesday accessed documents comprising of dairy notings recovered from a Congress functionary, which carried out the values of funds in lakhs, against various state government departments and schemes including- PWD, excise, mining, transport, Po Aahar, energy, etc, on one side, and on another note, 'expenses', including with mentions of 'PCC' and 'DELHI-AICC'. Some of the schemes mentioned in the note refer to schemes constituted for the poor, malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers as well.
Raising Republic's explosive newsbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress party on Wednesday while addressing a rally in Gujarat.
"A new name is added to the scams of the Congress party. With evidences, a new scam has been added to the list of Congress leaders - Tughlaq Road election scam. Congress has snatched the food from the mouths of poor children to fill the stomach of its own leaders. Congress is looting the money of the schemes which are meant for pregnant women. You are seeing how stacks of money are recovered from Congress leaders. Congress's illegal activities out in the open. There were stacks of cash raided from their houses. Earlier Karnataka was Congress their ATM, not Madhya Pradesh has also become their ATM. Congress comes to power to loot the money. Congress is only doing scams," the Prime Minister said while addressing a rally in Gujarat's Junagadh.
While Rahul Gandhi chose to avoid media questions on the allegations on his party leaders, he had on Tuesday posted a tweet on social media called PM Modi for open debate on Rafale, Nirav Modi and demonetisation.