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Congress, BJP spar after Nirav Modi’s video surfaces

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Published : Mar 10, 2019, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2019, 6:08 am IST

The revelation comes a day after Modi’s 30,000 sq ft seaside mansion at Kihim beach in Maharashtra was demolished by authorities using explosives.

Nirav Modi (Photo: PTI)
 Nirav Modi (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: A political war broke out on Saturday between the Congress and the BJP over PNB scam accused Nirav Modi’s, with both parties blaming the other for the diamantaire’s wrongdoings and escape from the country.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the recent video of the PNB scam accused Nirav Modi in the UK shows an “uncanny similarity” between the two as both “believe they are above the law. “Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice,” the Congress chief tweeted.

Nirav Modi is currently living in a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block, where rent is estimated to cost £17,000 a month. The revelation comes a day after Modi’s 30,000 sq ft seaside mansion at Kihim beach in Maharashtra was demolished by authorities using explosives. Despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice being issued for his arrest, Modi, a diamond jeweller whose designs have been worn by Hollywood stars, is reportedly involved in a new diamond business based in London, according to reports.

Facing flak from the Congress after Modi was spotted in London, the ruling BJP hit back saying he began his fraud in 2011 when the UPA dispensation was in power and that the Modi government detected and exposed it. “Many of these who cheated India during the UPA government have been brought back and are in custody. Others will follow. They are living the life of fugitives and refugees,” the BJP tweeted, terming the allegations of the opposition party a case of pot calling the kettle black. “Nirav Modi’s fraud to cheat the banks started in 2011 when UPA government was in power. It was detected and exposed during the Modi government,” it said.

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