New Delhi, Mar 8 (GCCurrentAffairs) There was a war of words on Sunday between the BJP and Congress over the Yes Bank crisis with the ruling party seeking to link it with the arrested Yes Bank founder having bought a painting from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while the Congress alleging that it was a diversionary tactic in the involvement of the BJP government in the Yes bank loan book growing manifold.
Earlier on Sunday, BJP’s information and technology wing in-charge Amit Malviya posted on Twitter a clip of a news channel report that Rana Kapoor, had bought a painting from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and alleged that every financial crime in India has “deep links” with the Gandhis.
“Every financial crime in India has deep link with the Gandhis. Mallya used to send flight upgrade tickets to Sonia Gandhi. Had access to MMS (Manmohan Singh) and PC (P Chidambaram). Is absconding. Rahul inaugurated Nirav Modi’s bridal jewellery collection, he defaulted. Rana bought Priyanka Vadra’s paintings,’ Malaviya tweeted.
The Congress, however, hit back at the BJP and said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had sold an MF Hussain painting of her father Rajiv Gandhi to Kapoor for Rs 2 crore, and the entire amount was disclosed in her income tax return of 2010.
The Congress also alleged that it was a diversionary tactic by the BJP to hide it’s own involvement in the growing loan book of Yes Bank.
‘How does an M.F.Hussain painting of Rajivji sold TEN yrs ago by Priyanka Ji to Yes Bank owner, Rana Kapoor and disclosed in her Tax Returns connect with unprecedented giving of loans of Rs 2,00,000 CR in 5 yrs of Modi Government?
More so, when proximity to BJP leaders is well known. Instead of diverting from the real issue of people’s money sinking into a bad bank,shouldn’t the Govt answer some basic questions,’AICC media incharge randeep Surjewala said.
Alleging the involvement of the PM and the finance minister in the growing loan book of yes Bank, Surjewala said, ‘.how did Loans given by YesBank rise from Rs 55,633 CR in March 2014 to Rs 2,41,499 CR in March 2019 i.e an increase of almost Rs 2,00,000 CR in 5 years of Modi Government?
Why did the loans given by YesBank rise by a whopping 100% in just 2 years after Demonetisation i.e from Rs 98,210 CR in March 2016 to Rs 2,03,534 CR in March 2018? Why did the PM address a conference sponsored by Yes Bank on 6th March, 2020, despite the RBI moratorium? Why did Hry BJP Government deposit over Rs 1,000 CR in Yes Bank a month ago,knowing that it was sinking? Is this figure Rs 3,000 CR?’