Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against corrupt MODI officials. Didn’t get it? Well, it’s simple. He just used Modi’s favourite tendency of making abbreviations for everything. He abbreviated the Ministry of Defence, India to MODI. In the very witty tweet that it is, the Gandhi scion urged PM ‘chowkidar’ to take immediate action against those involved in corruption alleged by Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NAB) has suspected the involvement of India’s Defence Ministry officials in alleged kickbacks to the tune of $2.6 million (Rs 17.55 crore) in India’s purchase of spares for military transport aircraft An-32. According to records assessed by The Indian Express, the anti-corruption bureau of Ukraine had sent a request for “international legal assistance” to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) seeking identification of the Defence Ministry officials who participated in the process of the contract.
Rahu Gandhi tweeted, “Ministry Of Defence, India (MODI) officials, accused of making millions of $’s in kickbacks via Dubai by Ukrainian Govt. in AN32 deal. Modi ji, as our self proclaimed chokidar, I urge you to take immediate action against your corrupt MODI officials. #BJPDefenceScam.”
Ministry Of Defence, India (MODI) officials, accused of making millions of $'s in kickbacks via Dubai by Ukrainian Govt. in AN32 deal.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 31, 2018
BJP made a lot of hue and cry when alleged kickbacks were received by the then UPA government in Agusta Westland deal, which was not even true. But when questions are being raised on them, they have decided to keep mum. They should either accept that kickbacks were received and bring to books those officials from the Defence Ministry who were its beneficiaries or should at least speak up if they feel it’s not true.