Rudy taunts Rahul Gandhi's "ridiculous" allegation against PM

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 21:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec.22 (ANI): Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday dubbed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ridiculous and said it exposes the anxiety of the grand old party. "Rahul Gandhi is putting allegations against the Prime Minister on an issue which has already been termed as baseless by the Supreme Court," Rudy said. A day after the Congress vice-president accused him of receiving crores in kickbacks as the Gujarat Chief Minister, Prime Minister Modi today taunted the former and said that he is "learning how to speak". "They have a youth leader; he is learning how to give speeches. Since the time he has learnt to speak, my happiness has no limits," he jocularly said at an event in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking in Gujarat's Mehsana yesterday, Gandhi alleged that in the records with the Income Tax, there were notings of Sahara officials' claims that they paid Prime Minister Modi nine times between October 2013 and February 2014 and that the total amount was Rs. 40 crore. He also alleged that according to documents with the IT department, the Birla Group too paid Rs. 12 crore to the Prime Minister. Seeking an independent inquiry, Gandhi said that he was raising the issue "on behalf of the country". (ANI)