Meghwal taunts "childish" Rahul Gandhi for allegation against PM

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 19:25 IST

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Dec. 22(ANI): Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an act of childishness based on inconclusive evidence as remarked by the Supreme Court. "Rahul Gandhi can also speak, but in reality he has no factual evidence to back himself. The Supreme Court ruled earlier in this matter that the appeal against then chief minister (Narendra Modi) lacks sufficient evidence and that is why the case could not be taken up. He is bringing the same matter and that is why his act is childish," he said. "They have changed stands so many times which reflect childishness. Before the Winter Session, we convened an all-party meeting which was Rahul Gandhi's proposal that the opposition would not discuss anything unless demonetisation is debated. We accepted their proposal," he added. The Congress vice-president yesterday accused Prime Minister Modi of having taken money from Sahara and Birla groups when he was chief minister of Gujarat and demanded an independent inquiry into the matter. Gandhi made this assertion in Prime Minister Modi's native district Mehsana in Gujarat just days after he said that he had proof of "personal corruption" against the latter. Gandhi alleged that the Sahara Group had paid Rs 40 crore while the Birla Group had paid Rs 12 crore to Prime Minister Modi, claiming his charges were based on documents recovered during raids on the companies by the income-tax department. (ANI)