Blame game: Antigua sets a spark between the rivals BJP and Congress

Blame game: Antigua sets a spark between the rivals BJP and Congress
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A spark was set off between the BJP and the Congress when the latter referred to the Antiguas assertion that Indian agencies gave him a clean chit during BJPled government

NEW DELHI: A spark was set off between the BJP and the Congress when the latter referred to the Antigua’s assertion that Indian agencies gave him a clean chit during BJP-led government.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has often criticised and accused the Modi-led BJP government at the Centre of letting diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehlu Choksi flee the country also waded in later, with a short video where PM Modi calls Mehul Choksi as ‘Mehul bhai’ at the launch of Gold Monetisation Scheme in 2015.

Anil Baluni, BJP spokesperson said, “The fact is that Mehul Choksi assets were raised during 2012-2014 when Congress-led UPA was in power.”

The blame game between the two major political rival parties was triggered by a statement given by Antigua Citizenship by Investment Unit that is facing criticism for allowing Choksi to buy the citizenship of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) in its explanation said that it had sought and received clearance from Mumbai passport office which certified that there was no adverse information against Choksi.

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