Lalit Modi to sue Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for “Thieves have Modi as name” dig

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Highlights:

  • “Why do thieve have Modi in their names”, says Rahul Gandhi at a rally.
  • Lalit Modi faces charges against money laundering, wanted by Indian authorities.
  • PM Narendra Modi slammed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and called him a “dynast”.

Former IP chief and tainted cricketer Lalit Modi said he will sue Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his “all thieves have Modi in their surnames” at an election rally recently.

“The #papu @rahulgandhi says ‘All Modis are Chors’. Well, he will be taken to court in the UK by me. But reality is that world knows 5 decades of daylight #looting of #India was and is done by none other than the #gandhi #family”, Lalit Modi tweeted, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out”, Mr. Gandhi had said recently at a rally in Maharashtra, as he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Before Lalit Modi’s tweet, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Suresh Kumar Modi too had said that he will file a defamation case against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his “thieves” comment.

Earlier this week, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi requested the Supreme Court for criminal contempt case against Mr. Gandhi for using the phrase “chowkidaar chor hai (watchman is a thief)” against PM Narendra Modi. The court asked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to give his statement by April 22.

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