Embattled IPL founder Lalit Modi launched a scathing attack on former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi regarding his 2019 statement, “All thieves are Modi.” Modi’s response to Gandhi’s “Modi surname” remarks comes days after a Surat court convicted Gandhi to a two-year sentence in a 2019 defamation case over his comments on the Modi surname.
“I have decided to take legal action against Rahul Gandhi in the UK right away. I am confident that he will have to come up with solid evidence to back up his claims, and I look forward to seeing him make a complete fool of himself. R.K. Dhawan, Sitaram Kesri, Motilal Vohra, Satish Sharna, and Narain Dutt Tewari are all bag men of the Gandhi family, not to forget Mr. Kamal Nath. I wonder how they all have overseas assets,” tweeted Lalit Modi.
In a series of tweets, Modi threatened to sue Gandhi and questioned the grounds on which he is labeled a “fugitive.” He stated that he has never been convicted and is an ordinary citizen, slamming opposition leaders for their alleged vendetta. He further claimed that he would take Gandhi to court in the UK and challenged him to provide solid evidence to back his claims.
“I see many people, including Tom, Dick, and even Gandhi associates, repeatedly saying that I am a fugitive of justice. I am puzzled by this claim as I have never been convicted of any crime so far. Unlike Papu, also known as Rahul Gandhi, who is now an ordinary citizen and seems to have nothing else to do but spread false accusations against me, along with other opposition leaders who are either ill-informed or vindictive,” he added.
Modi also tagged a few Congress leaders, claiming that they have overseas assets and accused the Gandhi family of considering themselves entitled to rule the country. He ended his tweetstorm by claiming that the Modi family had done more for the country than Congress and that he had created the greatest sporting event in the world that generated close to 100 billion dollars.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and it is not appropriate to make claims without sufficient evidence, he said. It is important to maintain a respectful and professional tone when discussing controversial issues, he added.