On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech in the Lok Sabha, launched a scathing and all-out attack on the Congress party for the mismanagement during their 10-year tenure between 2004 and 2014 which saw a number of individuals steal money from the country.
During his speech, the opposition corner constantly started to shout the name of Nirav Modi, following which, the Prime Minister maintaned that his government is doing everything it can to make sure the defaulters are being penalised and punished.
"The ones who have run away, they are crying that I ran away with Rs 9000 crores, but Modi has taken back Rs 13000 crores. After waking up in the morning, they realise that their assets have been confiscated. Next morning, they realize in some other country, other assets have been confiscated. This is the law which we made," said PM Modi.
Just a few days back, liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is accused of defrauding Indian banks to a tune of Rs 9000 crore and whose extradition orders were signed by the UK Secretary of State Sajid Javid, saw his assets worth Rs 13,000 crore confiscated by the agencies.
Following that, he took a dig at the Congress - which has accused the NDA govt of allowing defaulters to leave the country - by stating that it was under the UPA rule when the corrupts minted money, and it is under the NDA rule that the defaulters are being brought back.
"You (Congress) let the corrupt steal money from the country, we have tried to bring them back," the Prime Minister added.
Apart from Mallya, the likes of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi defrauded the Indian banks to a tune of thousands of crores during the UPA regime. But stringent actions have been taken against them, with money being recovered by confiscating their assets.