'Didn't even spare Mahadev': PM Modi trains gun at Congress amid betting app row
PTC News Desk: A day after Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's name came out in a probe linked to the Mahadev betting app, the BJP turned up the heat on the Congress, accusing it of using 'illegal money' to fund its campaign for the upcoming state assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the party has not even spared the name 'Mahadev,' which is one of Lord Shiva's names.
"Congress party's Chhattisgarh government is leaving no opportunity to loot you. They did not leave even the name of Mahadev," PM Modi as he addressed a rally at Durg.
Bhupesh Baghel came under the scrutiny of the Enforcement Directorate after one of the couriers arrested with 5 crore stated that he was supposed to give the money to a politician named 'Baghel'. He also claimed that the Mahadev betting app's promoters had already paid Baghel Rs 508 crore.
The probe agency has stated that the investigation is still ongoing and that they have not independently verified the allegations.
PM Modi stated that after the BJP forms the state government, action will be taken against all of the accused. "Those who looted Chhattisgarh will face consequences. Account for every penny will be taken from them. I assure you once again after the BJP government is formed in the state, such scams will be strictly investigated and those who looted you will be sent to jail," he added.
Meanwhile, Baghel has denied the allegations and accused the ED of making a "malicious attempt" to smear his reputation ahead of the elections. He also accused PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah of getting the help of central investigation agencies after "failing" to take on the state's ruling Congress.