Priyanka Gandhi Mocks BJP Celebrating Diamantaire Nirav Modi’s Arrest in London, Asks ‘Who Let Him Go?’
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, Nirav Modi and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Photo Credit: PTI)

London, March 20: With the Westminister court of London on Wednesday rejected diamantaire Nirav Modi bail plea and sent him on eight-day custody till March 29, politics in India has gained momentum. On one side, Bharatiya Janata Party is claiming a victory for them as they fulfilled their promise, Congress’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi asked them – ‘Who let him go?’

Expressing his opinion on the arrest of Rs 13,000 crore PNB scam accused Nirav Modi in London, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that BJP government delivered its promise of arresting the fraudster, hiding in the foreign land. Prasad even took the help of a famous Bollywood film superhit dialogue ‘Don ko pakadna muskil hi nahi, namumkin hai’ (not only its difficult to catch Don, it’s impossible) and turned into – ‘Chowidar se bachna muskil hi nahi, namumkin hai’ (Its; not only difficult from a watchman, but it’s impossible). Nirav Modi to be in Jail Till March 29 as London Court Rejects His Bail. 

Reacting on the celebrations by the BJP leaders on ‘achievements’, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi questioned the Centre on what is there to celebrate when the Nirav Modi flew letting and the government knew about it. Speaking to the media, she said, “Ye achievement hai? Jaane kisne diya tha? (Is this an achievement? Who let him go?”

Echoing similar tones, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “They (BJP) had only helped him flee the country, now they are bringing him back. They are bringing him back for the elections, they will send him back after elections.”

Earlier, the Westminister court of London rejected the bail plea of the diamantaire who offered a 500,000 pounds security for bail and sent him for eight-day custody. It is to be known that Modi holds a dual passport - one from India and other from Belgium. In the court, he had said that he has a wealth of proof in his defence and feared that there is a chance of deportation if in case he is declared a fugitive. Modi has also refused his consent to extradition.