Former IPL chief and tainted cricket administrator Lalit Modi has said he will sue Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his “all thieves have Modi in their surnames” remarks at an election rally recently.
“The #pappu @rahulgandhi says “All MODI’s are CHOR’s”. Well he will be taken to court in the UK by Me. But reality is that the world knows 5 decades of daylight #looting of #India was and is done by none other than the #Gandhi #family,” Lalit Modi tweeted, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I have a question. Why do all the thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out,” Rahul Gandhi had recently said at a rally in Maharshtra, where he accused PM Modi of corruption.
The #papu @rahulgandhi says “All MODI’s are CHOR’s”. Well he will be taken to court in the UK by Me. But reality is that the world knows 5 decades of daylight #looting of #India was and is done by none other than the #Gandhi #family 🙏 @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/0jukYmmhF2— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) April 18, 2019
PM Modi, speaking at a rally in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday said, “Should such language be used? We have to throw out such people. Abusive language has become the norm. The Sahu community here would have been called Modi in Gujarat. Are they all thieves?”
Earlier, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had also said that he will file a defamation case against Congress President for his “thieves” comment.
Lalit Modi faces allegations of money laundering and is wanted by Indian authorities. In March 2017, the Interpol rejected India’s appeal for a global warrant against him.
The IPL founder left India in 2010 amid allegations of tax evasion, money-laundering and proxy ownership and is based in London since the last few years. The Enforcement Directorate alleges he manipulated the process of assigning broadcast rights of the IPL in 2009, reportedly in exchange for a kickback of over 125 crores.