After the government ordered an inter-ministerial probe into alleged violations by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of trying to intimidate ‘those who fight for the truth’.
Rahul Gandhi is one of the trustees of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. (PTI photo)
As the Centre announced a ministerial probe into the workings of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit back at the government in a strong statement, saying that those who speak the truth cannot be intimidated.
On Wednesday, the government set up an inter-ministerial team to coordinate a probe into the alleged violation of various laws like money laundering and foreign contributions by three Nehru-Gandhi family linked trusts, including the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF).
Now, Rahul Gandhi has commented on the development.
In a strongly-worded tweet, Rahul Gandhi has accused the Modi government of trying to intimidate ‘those who fight for the truth’.
Making a direct attack on PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Mr Modi believes the world is like him. He thinks everyone has a price or can be intimidated. He will never understand that those who fight for the truth have no price and cannot be intimidated.”
Mr Modi believes the world is like him. He thinks every one has a price or can be intimidated.
He will never understand that those who fight for the truth have no price and cannot be intimidated.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 8, 2020
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was dragged into controversy amidst India-China tensions as the BJP alleged that the RGF had received funds from the Chinese Embassy previously.
The Ministry of Home Affair has now set up an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into alleged violation of regulations by three trusts linked to the Gandhi family.
The probe by the inter-ministerial team will handle the probe into alleged violation of legal provisions by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the Centre said on Wednesday.