Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday cornered the Modi government after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a list of top 50 wilful defaulters accused of cheating Indian banks, saying that the BJP had "hidden" the list from parliament because it included friends of the ruling party.
"I asked a simple question in parliament - tell me the names of 50 biggest bank scammers. Finance Minister refused to reply. Now RBI has put names of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and other BJP friends in the list. This is why they hid the truth from parliament," Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi along with a video of Rahul speaking in parliament while Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam remains silent.
Rahul Gandhi's attack came after the Congress seized a response by RBI to a Right To Information (RTI) application filed by activist Saket Gokhale in which the central bank listed the top 50 wilful defaulters accused of defrauding Indian banks and loans taken out by them that have been written off. The list includes Mehul Choksey, Vijay Mallya etc.