On Wednesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi flub at a college in Chennai while he was talking about fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi and drove his younger audience of students wild. It so happened that Mr. Gandhi said “Narendra” instead of “Nirav” while speaking about corrupt businessmen looting money of Taxpayers.
Mr. Gandhi said, “These people ran away with thousands of crores of rupees,” naming Nirav Modi, and his uncle Mehul Choksi, both alleged in Rs. 13000 crore bank scam and Anil Ambani.
“How many jobs did Mr. Nirav Modi create for India? I can bet that you would be able to create more jobs with say Rs. 30 lakh the government gives you to start a business,” added the Congress Chief.
He further talks about the opening of a banking system to young entrepreneurs, who could seek loans and start with a new business concept.
“What we want to do is we want to take the money that is going to 15-17 corrupt business people like Narendra…Not Narendra, Nirav Modi…” Mr. Gandhi paused and smiles, interrupted by a roar of laughter.
“Nirav Modi,” Mr. Gandhi repeated, continuing, “… and open the banking system to entrepreneurs like yourselves so that young women and men can go to banks, take loans and create businesses.”
Congress has often played on the name of ‘Modi’ to accuse the government of shielding high-profile criminals like Nirav Modi, who left the country before the probe began.