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Congress questions PM Modi’s silence on Panama Paper leaks, asks why no action taken against Raman Singh

The Congress on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the issue of Panama Paper leaks saying that the PM speaks of eradicating corruption during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programmes but no action has been taken against Raman Singh whose name appeared in the case.


  |  Updated On : July 30, 2017 08:27 PM
Congress questions PM Modi’s silence on Panama Papers leak case (Pic Ctsy: ICIJ)

Congress questions PM Modi’s silence on Panama Papers leak case (Pic Ctsy: ICIJ)

New Delhi :  

The Congress on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the issue of Panama Paper leaks saying that the PM speaks of eradicating corruption during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programmes but no action has been taken against Raman Singh whose name appeared in the case.

Citing the case of Nawaz Sharif who was forced to quit as Pakistani prime minister after country’s apex court found him guilty in the Panama Paper leaks.

“The prime minister speaks at length on corruption but ignores Panama paper leaks. (Yesterday Congress vice-president) Rahul Gandhi mentioned about Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek.

“His (Abhishek) name appeared in the Panama papers, (but) what action have you taken in this regard,”  PTI quoted Congress leader Pawan Khera as saying.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday, July 28 disqualified from office by the Supreme Court which sent his case to an anti-corruption court for trial in the Panama Papers case.

The Congress leader said the BJP cannot keep “subverting democracy” and “yet come out holier than thou and talk about political integrity”.

 “Where is the money coming from in Gujarat? Our MLAs said they were offered money (to defect). We are not getting any answers to this in the prime minister’s Mann ki Baat,” he said.

Khera also attacked the prime minister for not doing enough to curb the menace of cow-vigilante groups and “those spreading hate”.

The Congress leader said Prime Minister’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ appears to be “disconnected” from ground realities as it has failed to address issues like unemployment and agrarian crisis.


(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:54 PM
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