Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that India’s overseas coverage underneath the BJP-led ruling dispensation has aligned with the pursuits of billionaire industrialist Gautam Adani. Participating within the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi stated that Prime Minister Modi’s go to to overseas nations was adopted by Adani “magically” bagging contracts there. (Also Read | Rahul Gandhi’s ‘of course I can’ as BJP opposes naming prime official in Lok Sabha)
Referring to Adani’s foray into defence sector, Gandhi alleged that Adani bagged 90 per cent of the defence offers between Israel and India by only a single go to by PM Modi.
Gandhi cited the instance of Australia, saying PM Modi visited that nation and with “magic” USD 1 billion was given to Adani by the State Bank of India. He additionally listed the examples of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka visits of the prime minister to say that following the journeys Adani acquired contracts there.
“On Modi ji’s first trip to Bangladesh, a decision is taken to sell electricity to Bangladesh. Few days later, Bangladesh Power Development Board signs a 25-year contract with Mr Adani,” the Wayanad MP stated. “Let’s move to Sri Lanka now.”
In June 2022, the chairman of Sri Lanka’s Ceylon electrical energy board knowledgeable a parliamentary listening to that President Rajapaksa instructed him that PM Modi “pressured” him to provide the wind energy contract to Adani, Gandhi alleged.
“So this summarises your foreign policy. This is not India’s foreign policy. This is Mr Adani’s foreign policy, a policy to enhance his businesses,” the Congress chief stated.
“The whole world should conduct a study on Mr Adani, Harvard University should conduct a study that what kind of relation exists between politics and business. India is a case study and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be given a gold medal in this,” Gandhi signed off.
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BJP chief Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Rahul Gandhi of creating baseless, shameless and reckless allegations towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stated the Congress itself was concerned in “big scams” which “tarnished” the picture of the nation.
“Rahul Gandhi made baseless, shameless and reckless allegations against PM Modi,” Prasad instructed reporters exterior Parliament.
“The Congress and its leaders were involved in all those big scams which tarnished the image of India,” he added.
Prasad additionally referred to the National Herald case and the AgustaWestland rip-off case to assault the Gandhi household. “It’s time to revive the memory of Rahul Gandhi on corruption.”