Rahul targets former Congress leaders on Adani issue

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Last Update: April 09, 2023, 00:05 IST

File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (Image: PTI)

He cited the names of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kiran Kumar Reddy and Anil K Antony in his tweet.

congress leader Rahul Gandhi Continuing his attack against the government on the Adani issue, he on Saturday took a jibe at some of the leaders who have left the Congress in recent years and some of whom have joined the BJP.

“Hiding the truth, that’s why they mislead everyday! The question remains the same – to whom is the benami money of Rs 20,000 crore in Adani’s companies?

He cited the names of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Kiran Kumar Reddy and Anil K Antony in his tweet. After leaving the Congress, Azad formed his own party, while the rest joined the BJP. Scindia is now a Union Minister and Sarma is the Chief Minister of Assam.

In another tweet in Hindi, Gandhi said, “How will inflation come down? How will the pain of the public be seen? The entire focus of the government is on increasing Adani’s income and shielding him from probe.” He also presented a chart showing the rise in prices of commodities like rice, wheat flour, milk, ghee, oil, pulses and gas cylinders between 2013 and 2013. And 2023, and said “your pocket is being picked through inflation”.

Responding to Rahul Gandhi on Twitter, Sarma said, ‘It was our decency that we never asked you where you hid the proceeds of crime from the Bofors and National Herald scams. And how many times you let Ottavio Quattrocchi escape the clutches of Indian justice. Either way we will meet in court.” Anil K Antony, another ex-Congressman and son of veteran Congress leader AK Antony, said that “saddened to see the former President of a national party – the so-called PM candidate of Congress – an online/ Speak like a social media cell troll and not a national leader.” Antony said, “It is great to see my new name with these bigwigs who have contributed for decades in the cause of nation building – and had to leave the party because He preferred to work for India and our people and not for a family.”

Azad directly blamed Rahul Gandhi for his ouster from the Congress. He also alleged that one has to be “spineless” to be in the Congress.

Anil K Antony and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy joined the BJP after quitting the Congress earlier this week. Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate alleged that those who left the Congress have benefited the most from the party.

“Rahul’s conduct in public has been very good. We condemn his statements. All these people are the ones who were the biggest beneficiaries of the Congress…,” he said in response to his attacks on Rahul Gandhi.

Hitting out at Azad, he said when his Rajya Sabha term ended, he turned from ‘freedom to slave’ and was now speaking against the Congress leadership to save his house and sell his book.

Shrinet also said that Scindia was the youngest to become a Union minister in the previous Congress-led government and his recent attack on Gandhi “shows his character”.

“When someone leaves the Congress to join the BJP, this ideological reversal can be done by someone who has to compromise either to save his house, to sell his book or to settle a dispute,” he said. Is. It is not possible otherwise because there is a huge difference in the ideologies of Congress and BJP.

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