NEW DELHI: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner, Lalit Modi, has announced his decision to file a case against Rahul Gandhi, a leader of the Indian National Congress party, in a UK court. This comes after Gandhi referred to Modi as a “fugitive” on multiple occasions.
Modi, who has been living in London since 2010, took to Twitter to question the basis for Gandhi’s allegations, writing, “I see that any Tom, Dick and Gandhi family members repeatedly call me a fugitive… Why? How? When was I convicted in this case…” He then stated his intention to sue Gandhi in the British court, adding that he was confident that the Congress leader would have to present strong evidence to back up his claims.
i see just about every Tom dick and gandhi associates again and again saying i ama fugitive of justice. why ?How?and when was i to date ever convicted of same. unlike #Papu aka @RahulGandhi now an ordinary citizen saying it and it seems one and all oposition leaders have nothing…— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) March 30, 2023
This is not the first time that Modi has been embroiled in controversy. He was charged with money laundering and other financial irregularities in 2010, which led to his removal from the IPL. Modi has denied the charges and has been fighting a legal battle against them.
Recently, Priyanka Gandhi, another Congress leader, made allegations against Modi in a tweet. Rahul Gandhi has also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party in India, of protecting Modi.
नीरव मोदी घोटाला- 14,000 Cr— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 24, 2023
ललित मोदी घोटाला- 425 Cr
मेहुल चोकसी घोटाला- 13,500 Cr
जिन लोगों ने देश का पैसा लूटा, भाजपा उनके बचाव में क्यों उतरी है? जांच से क्यों भाग रही है?
जो लोग इस पर सवाल उठा रहे हैं उन पर मुकदमे लादे जाते हैं।
क्या भाजपा भ्रष्टाचारियों का समर्थन करती है?
The case between Modi and Rahul Gandhi is likely to attract significant media attention, given the high-profile nature of both individuals involved.
2426 कम्पनियों ने लोगों की बचत के 1.47 लाख करोड़ रुपये बैंकों से लूट लिए।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 19, 2020
क्या ये सरकार इस लूट की तहक़ीक़ात करके दोषियों को सज़ा देगी?
या इन्हें भी नीरव और ललित मोदी जैसे फ़रार होने देगी?