Uddhav Thackeray, the leader of Shiv Sena took shots at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursady, saying that the Rs 11,400 crore scam at the PNB had shoved the controversy that had plagued the new about the purchase of Rafale fighter jets to the the background. He accused rich people of scamming the country and making a lot of money through unfair means, while the poor farmers, who can’t even repay their loans have to kill themselves because of the debts, also asking why loans worth thousands were provided to these people. He also said that these people scammed thousands and hundreds of crores without even getting caught, and even as Demonetization was implemented to stop corruption.
Uddhav said that the normal citizens of had to suffer through the process and were asked about their bank accounts and debts while the scam was flourishing beneath the nose of the authorities.
He told the press, at the launch of a book by Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe, who had finished 20 years in the party, that the Government should take the responsibility of the ordinary citizen’s money, and that he has asked his own MPs to have a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister. Uddhave isn’t the first politician to make a verbal comment on the PNB scam, as the congress party has already attributed it to the failure of the BJP government, while the latter has countered that the scam had begin in their rule. Meanwhile, Nirav Modi, the prime accused, is still outside India.