Will take back every looted penny: PM

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PM shares reports of Rs 220 cr in cash seized from properties of Oppn MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering during the inauguration of 'Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit 2023', in Dehradun, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Taking a swipe at the Opposition on the issue of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, “It is Modi’s guarantee that they will have to return every penny looted from people.” Tagging a news report of the Income Tax department recovering Rs 220 crores in cash from various locations of a business group allegedly linked to Congress MP from Jharkhand Dhiraj Prasad Sahu, the PM attacked the Opposition party.

“Countrymen should look at these piles of currency notes and then hear the addresses of its (Congress) leaders on honesty,” he said in a post with several emojis. The news report also showed a picture of several almirahs stuffed with currency notes. With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, Prime Minister Modi has turned up the heat on Opposition parties in his posts on X.

He, in a recent post, had cited a news clip to take a swipe at Opposition leaders and their “ecosystem”, saying they might remain happy with their arrogance, lies, pessimism and ignorance, but people should be beware of their divisive agenda as a 70-yr-old habit which cannot go away so easily.

After the PM raised the issue, the BJP trained its guns on the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Opposition alliance.