Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a scathing attack on the Congress party, drawing a cheeky parallel between their alleged financial misdeeds and the popular Netflix crime series “Money Heist.” His comments come in response to a BJP social media post highlighting the recent recovery of over Rs 350 crore from premises linked to Congress MP Dhiraj Prasad Sahu.
The BJP’s tweet, cleverly titled “Congress presents the Money Heist!”, juxtaposed photos of Sahu with senior Congress leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi alongside visuals of the seized cash. The tweet’s background music was the iconic theme song from the series, adding a layer of irony and accusation.
Modi, in his own social media response, took the analogy further. “In India, who needs ‘Money Heist’ fiction,” he remarked, “when you have the Congress Party, whose heists are legendary for 70 years and counting.”
The Prime Minister’s statement, while laced with sarcasm, carries significant weight given the context. The Rs 351 crore recovered from Sahu’s family-owned Boudh Distillery is the “highest-ever” single-action haul by any investigative agency in India, according to official sources. This massive seizure naturally raises questions about financial transparency and alleged corruption within the Congress party.
The “Money Heist” comparison is particularly potent because the series revolves around a group of skilled criminals who pull off elaborate robberies against powerful institutions. Modi’s use of the analogy suggests that he views the Congress’s alleged financial misconduct as a similar act of defiance against the system, albeit one with negative consequences for the nation’s finances.
While the BJP’s social media post and Modi’s subsequent remarks are undoubtedly politically charged, they also highlight a larger issue of public concern: financial irregularities within political parties. The Boudh Distillery case is only one instance, and allegations of corruption against various political entities continue to surface.
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