The Hush Post: An activist Shehzad Poonawalla has claimed that PNB fraud accused Nirva Modi met Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The activist said that Nirav Modi and Rahul Gandhi had met in a Delhi hotel in 2013. The Congress has denied the charge of Poonawalla.
Poonawalla’s claim comes close on the heels of an alleged meeting of Vijay Mallya with Arun Jaitley, a report said.
Poonawalla’s claim came after Gandhi said his party MP PL Punia saw Jaitley sitting with Mallya in Parliament in 2016.
Vijay Mallya had claimed on Wednesday in London that he met Jaitley before leaving India and offered to settle his dues. However, the finance minister denied this as “false”.
Poonawalla claimed the meeting held during the same time when loans were given to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi and his nephew Modi. He asserted the SPG will have records to prove it.
“Open challenge to Rahul Gandhi to deny he met Nirav Modi in Sep 2013 cocktail party -11th Sep if my memory serves me right! Imperial Hotel- Rahul spent a long time! Same period when loans given to Mehul Choksi and Nirav Modi!! SPG may have records or let’s undergo lie detector test?,” Poonawalla tweeted.
“I can swear on Quran that Rahul Gandhi attended Nirav Modi’s cocktail party,” says Poonawalla
Poonawalla said: “If PL Punia is proof of @arunjaitley meeting Vijay Mallya (and accosting = meeting) I can swear on Quran and undertake lie detector @RahulGandhi attended Nirav Modi cocktail party and bridal wear programme at Imperial Hotel Delhi in Sep 2013 while loans were wrongly given to mama-bhanja.”
“There is a reason why Rahul Gandhi has formed a MahaGathBandhan with Vijay Mallya and relies on such fugitives’ statements – ever since the @narendramodi govt brought in the Fugitive Economic Offender’s Law – Bhagodas and potential bhagodas are feeling anxious,” Poonawalla alleged.
Poonawalla said in another report that Gandhi and Nirav Modi met during a “special meeting”. He said the Congress president “consciously” attended the cocktail and bridal wear party and spent “quite sometime” at the hotel. “I’m ready to quit politics if proved wrong,” he added.