New Delhi,Apr 29 (): Modi and Congress are involved in war of CDs released by both parties. The latest is over Modi’s link with hawala dealer who is involved in a Rs 1000 crore case pending before ED.
BJP in turn has released a CD showing the hawala dealer with cricketer Azharuddin, a Congress MP.
BJP targeted Congress by releasing a CD showing visuals of Robert Vadra’s land deals. The CD showed how Robert had bought land at cheap rates and how through Haryana government’s help, Vadra managed to make money.
Enforcement Directorate has however said that Narendra Modi has no connection with hawala operator Afroz Fatta. The ED disclosure comes after the Congress released a CD showing photos of Narendra Modi, BJP’s PM candidate with Fatta, arrested for a Rs.1,000-crore hawala racket.
Congress alleged that Fatta was seen in many public functions with Modi and that he has the protection from Gujarat CM. Congress has stated that Fatta was also seen in BJP functions with Modi. Though Modi has not replied to the Congress allegations, ED in Ahmedabad who has been on trail of Fatta since 2004 says that they have no evidence that links Modi with Fatta.
The hawala racket was unearthed in Surat by Gujarat police and later handed over to ED. BJP asked Congress to explain the presence of Azharduddin with Faata. The BJP charge was retweeted by Amit Shah who is in charge of Modi’s campaign.
Later, the tweet was removed by Shah for reasons unknown. ED investigation till date shows that the major source of money in the hawala racket, unearthed in Gujarat, belonged to Mumbai-Delhi businessmen and Gujarat share brokers who were buying smuggled gold.
The modus operandi was that Fatta and his brother along with accomplice deposited showing fake bills of import entries in banks and the remittances were paid to people outside India and mostly in Hong Kong. The money was used to buy gold that was smuggled back to India.