NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president today questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not ready for an inquiry into the recently laid allegations that say that he accepted money from some corporates, even when senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit is ready for a probe into it.
“The Prime Minister should be the first person to say that if I am facing allegations, then there should be an inquiry. Sheilaji is ready for probe. Why isn’t the PM?” Rahul asked at a press conference in New Delhi.
“Some people are saying the court has given observation on those diaries. There is a difference between observation and judgment. There is no judgement on the diaries,” he said.
The Congress has demanded an “independent probe” into the diaries, in which names of Modi as well as Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and also Dikshit have figured.
The Congress leader said while Modi was responding on all other issues, he was silent on questions raised on his “honesty and integrity”.
He said four of Congress ministers resigned when their names surfaced in Jain Hawala Diaries case. Gandhi has been repeatedly saying that Modi’s name has figured in the documents listing those who have been paid alleged bribes by the corporate giants.
The documents were seized by the Income Tax Department in raids on the corporates in 2014.
Earlier today, Dikshit had also questioned why the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has not ordered a probe into the alleged bribes that some corporate houses paid to politicians including Modi.
“Why is the PMO India shying from an independent and a thorough probe into the papers?” asked Dikshit, who is also her party’s chief ministerial candidate in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh