Published On : Sat, Dec 24th, 2016

Rahul trying to weaken fight against black money: BJP

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New Delhi: Slamming Rahul Gandhi for levelling allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP today said the Congress Vice President is engaging in “baseless and uncalled for rhetoric” only to weaken the fight against black money.

“The nation today is going ahead in its fight against black money due to the initiatives taken by PM Modi. He has already made India Congress-mukt (free of Congress) and now wants to make the nation corruption free as well,” BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain said.

The senior leader was talking to reporters in Mumbai after inaugurating a ‘chowk’ in the name of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi in suburban Bandra.

“He (Gandhi) is engaging in baseless, uncalled for rhetoric on allegations only to weaken the fight against black money and corruption. But he will not succeed in doing so,” he said.

Responding to a query on Maharashtra government splurging around Rs 3,600 crore on a memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji at a time when the state is reeling under severe debt, Hussain said that for a towering figure like the Maratha warrior, who is revered across the nation, politics should not be played on the money being spent on the memorial.