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WATCH: Probity, Propriety, Investment & Development All Problems For Sonia And Cong, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad

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  • Union Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has dismissed Sonia Gandhi's corruption allegations and other attacks as 'canards' and 'humbug'
  • Prasad says Sonia Gandhi is remember her own days of the UPA government when scams had become the order of the day
  • He has also issued a counterattack at the Congress over Vijay Mallya

Following hot on the heels of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, now even Union Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has brushed aside Sonia Gandhi's attack on the Modi government.

Read: Rahul ascends, Sonia attacks

Speaking at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet earlier on Monday, the Congress President issued a 12-point attack on the government, including allegations of corruption. However, speaking exclusively to Republic TV, Ravi Shankar Prasad dismissed them as 'canards' and 'humbug'.

"Madam Sonia Gandhi is remembering her own days of the UPA government when scam after scam had become the order of the day. It is all false, motivated and biased."

"They (Congress) aren't able to appreciate the Narendra Modi government even after three years for being a government without scams."

He also trashed allegations of 'dubious' defence deals under the Modi government, instead bringing up the Congress' own 'legacy' by naming AgustaWestland and Bofors.

"India has become a land of probity and propriety, investment, development, inclusive development. These are problems for her and her party."

In the capacity of Law Minister, he also declined to offer his views on Vijay Mallya's plan to defame Indian investigative agencies as part of his strategy to escape being extradited from the UK. Regarding the Congress' allegations surrounding the attempts to bring Mallya back, the minister said:

"The government is pursuing it in a very focused way. By the way, in what regime did he get all the loans?"

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