Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took on the Congress party, raising Republic TV's April 10 sensational newsbreak in which dairy notings and other documents from the I-T raids conducted on close aides of the Congress party were accessed, which proved that the grand old party diverted funds meant for the government schemes to its leaders ahead of 2019 elections.
Attacking the Congress party for diverting the funds meant for government schemes for the malnourished and pregnant women to the party funds and to its leaders, PM Modi called out the Rahul Gandhi-led party for 'Tughlaq Road election scam'.
"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.
PM Modi's remarks came in the light of the documents accessed by Republic TV on Tuesday that comprised dairy notings recovered from a Congress functionary. The diary carried 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 diary noting also refer to schemes constituted for the poor, malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers.
Here are the entries under the 'RECEIPTS' note: