In a startling revelation, it has come to light that the group photo of absconding fraud-accused diamond billionaire Nirav Modi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that was clicked at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and became a political hot-potato after the PNB scam came to light wasn't meant to be.
As per top CII sources, Nirav Modi wasn't among the list of persons who were to be in such a photo; rather, Nirav Modi appeared unannounced along with a few others and joined in, managing to get himself clicked.
Since the stunning scam came to light, even as details were still emerging, the Opposition, including the Aam Aadmi Party, had latched on to the photo from Davos, using it to make allegations regarding the BJP's apparent closeness with the scam-accused.
Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had issued a clarification, stating that Nirav Modi wasn't a part of the Prime Minister's official delegation to Davos and was present in his personal capacity. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar added that the group photo with the Indian CEOs was an "impromptu" event.