New Delhi [India], May. 01 (ANI): Hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi demanded for resignation of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal over his alleged involvement in Rs. 48 crore Flashnet scam, the latter hit back saying he was a 'kaamdaar' (worker) and not a 'naamdaar' (dynast) like the former.
Piyush Goyal took to Twitter and said, "Till May 26, 2014, before I became a Minister, I was a professional Chartered Accountant and investment banker. Unlike you, Mr @RahulGandhi, I have not learnt well the art of living without working. I am also a kaamdaar (worker) and not a naamdaar (dynast)" (sic)
Till 26th May 2014, before I became a Minister, I was a professional Chartered Accountant & investment banker. Unlike you, Mr @RahulGandhi, I have not learnt well the art of living without working. I am also a kaamdaar (worker) and not a naamdaar (dynast)— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 1, 2018
Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi attacked the Railway minister on Twitter by putting a picture along with his tweet, alleging that Goyal sold his stock of Flashnet Info Solutions to Piramal group, which has interests in the power sector, at 1,000 times the face value.
Piyush Goyal's, 48 CR. #FlashNet Scam is about deceit, conflict of interest and greed. The evidence is on the table. Yet, the media will not touch the story.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 1, 2018
It is a tragedy for our country when journalists entrusted to stand for the truth, will not speak.#GoyalMustResign pic.twitter.com/WeUaSAT8wg
Rahul Gandhi also alleged that this happened when Goyal was the minister of state for power. (ANI)