JAIPUR: On Friday, Bhartiya Janta Party president Amit Shah targeted the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for bringing up the issue of bank loans and non-performing assets (NPA) in election rallies in the state. BJP chief while targeting Gandhi accused the Congress of the misdeeds that the party did when it was in power.

“The loans given through corrupt practices during the Congress government have turned into NPA. These are not loans given by the Narendra Modi government. These are the results of the misdeeds of the Congress government,” he said, addressing an election rally at Kuchaman city of Nagaur district.

Mr Shah while addressing the rally here referred to a report from one of the leading newspapers and said that Nehru-Gandhi family’s son-in-law had received commissions from a big company when a thousand of crores of rupees loans was sanctioned to the firm.

“A company got a loan of thousands of crores and its commission reached the Nehru family’s son-in-law within a few months, with which he bought 150 hectares of land in Bikaner at a throwaway price. I want to ask Rahul Gandhi if he can answer now,” he said.

Besides this, the Bharti Janta Party president also accused the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of providing loans to fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi and liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

“They did not fly away abroad (during the Congress rule) as they had no fear of the Congress. They believed that they had a partnership. Those who are being guarded, why will they run away? After the PM Modi government came to power, they had a fear of being jailed,” he said.

Mr Shah while addressing an election rally at Kuchaman mentioned in his speech that the NDA government will make the best possible efforts to bring back each and every penny that fugitives took away with them.

The Assembly elections in Rajasthan for the 200-member Assembly will take place on December 7 and the results for the same will be declared on December 11.