Prime Minister Narendra Modi mocked the Congress today (12 December) in response to the substantial cash discovery during tax raids on a Congress MP in Odisha, reportedly the largest amount ever recovered in a single operation by any investigative agency in India.
Income Tax officials found Rs 353.5 crore in cash during raids at various properties linked to Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dheeraj Sahu.
Videos and photos displayed the cash stacked on the floor and in cabinets, counted using multiple machines.
Sharing a BJP video spoofing the popular show 'Money Heist' on X, PM Modi quipped, "In India, who needs 'Money Heist' fiction when you have the Congress Party, whose heists are legendary for 70 years and counting!"
The BJP's spoof, titled "Congress Presents the Money Heist," features visuals of the seized cash with the original background score of Netflix's 'Money Heist.'
The Congress MP's images with party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi are included.
The BJP criticised the Congress for its silence on the issue, labeling it as their "nature" regarding corruption.
Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar referenced the incident during a convocation speech, urging students to invent a machine for fast currency counting.
Home Minister Amit Shah accused opposition parties of remaining silent due to fear of corruption exposure.
BJP chief J P Nadda alleged, "Congress party and corruption are two sides of the same coin," describing corruption as inherent in Congress.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defended Congress, stating that whoever accumulates black money is wrong under the Income Tax Act, urging the I-T Department to take lawful action.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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