On Monday Congress targetted BJP by accusing Narendra Modi to be involved in Hawala scam and the BJP retorted immediately.
BJP MLA Harsh R Sanghavi tweeted a picture of Congress MP Azharuddin posing with 'hawala kingpin' Afroz Phatta. Another BJP leader Amit Shah also tweeted the picture, which was removed later.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Afroz Phatta with Congressi Leader <a href="https://twitter.com/azhrudeen">@azhrudeen</a> will congress Answer what's there connection with Him? <a href="https://twitter.com/AmitShahOffice">@AmitShahOffice</a> <a href="http://t.co/LvRYMIF8rl">pic.twitter.com/LvRYMIF8rl</a></p>— MLA Harsh R Sanghavi (@sanghaviharsh) <a href="https://twitter.com/sanghaviharsh/statuses/460749931154657280">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The Congress on Monday questioning Modi's links with an alleged "hawala kingpin" whose house and office in Surat were searched by the Enforcement Directorate last month.
Congress party spokesman Randeep Surjewala alleged that the "hawala kingpin" was a "well-known BJP supporter and protege of Narendra Modi".
It was on March 22, ED raided the house and office of an alleged "kingpin", reportedly a diamond trader by profession, and claimed to have found a hawala racket worth approximately Rs.700 crore.
"What is the nature of relationship of Shri Narendra Modi with alleged hawala kingpin?", asked Surjewala.
Surjewala demanded to know if pictures of the diamond trader on Modi's and BJP's website holding meetings in the Gujarat chief minister's office "reflect a proximate relationship that needs to be examined and investigated?" The Congress' latest allegations come in the wake of Modi claiming earlier in one of his rallies that Hasan Ali, a Pune based businessman accused of laundering black money, had been "saved" by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
"Does the complete complacency of Narendra Modi and his government to one of the biggest hawala rackets being run in Surat under their nose and eyes point towards their complicity or indifference in upholding the law and checking nefarious elements involved in anti-national activities?", asked Surjewala.