NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not fighting corruption but was ‘corruption himself and under him, the country is controlled by scorrupt and powerful.’ “The name Modi symbolises the collusion between India’s biggest businessmen and the Prime Minister,” Gandhi said while addressing the Congress’s plenary session here. Referring to the former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi and diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who are accused in different cases of fraud, he said that ‘Modi gives Modi Rs 30,000 crore of your money and in turn, Modi gives Modi money for marketing Modi and fighting elections.Hitting out at the government over the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, Gandhi said: “Modi personally changed Rafale deal and bought 36 aircraft for the same price that we the Congress negotiated for 126.” “We paid Rs 570 crore per plane and Modi paid Rs 1,670 crore for the same plane. He paid Rs 1,100 crore more per plane,” he said. “Forget fighter planes you cannot trust such a man to buy vegetables. Modi is not fighting corruption as Modi is corruption,” he said, adding that under Modi, the “country is being controlled by the corrupt and the powerful.” Gandhi also said that people will accept that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is drunk with power “because they know what it is designed for.
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