Rahul Gandhi accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of remaining silent on the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam to protect his Lawyer Daughter. He alleges Law Firm of Finance Minister's Daughter was paid a large retainer by Mehul Choksi-owned Geetanjali Gems just a month before the scam got exposed.
Congress President questioned, 'When all the Law Firms related to the accused have been raided by the CBI, why not that of Finance Minister's Daughter?'.
Diamond Jeweller Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi were charged with cheating Punjab National Bank (PNB) to the tune of Rs 12,600 crore. The scam actually began in 2011 and finally became public in January this year. Nirav Modi was found posing for photograph with PM Narendra Modi just few months ago at Davos, Switzerland. Opposition alleges such a big scam can't happen without the role of people in the Government. Whereas, Arun Jaitley blames auditors for the banking scam. But now, The allegations his daughter will embarrass Modi Government for sure and push it into defense.