Lalit Modi launched a scathing assault on Rahul Gandhi and announced that he will sue the Congress leader in the United Kingdom over his “Modi surname” comments and accusations by the disqualified MP’s allies that he is a “fugitive of justice.”
Lalit Modi, the beleaguered IPL creator, unleashed a blistering assault on Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, threatening to sue the Congress leader in the United Kingdom over his “Modi surname” comments and accusations made by the disqualified MP’s allies that he is a “fugitive of justice.”
Lalit Modi’s assault comes just days after Rahul Gandhi was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison in the 2019 defamation case over his comments about the Modi surname, which resulted in his disqualification as a Lok Sabha MP.
At an election gathering in Karnataka’s Kolar, Rahul Gandhi said, “How come all thieves have the common surname Modi?”
In a succession of tweets, Lalit Modi questioned why he was being dubbed a “fugitive,” claiming that he had never been convicted and thus is a regular citizen. He also blasted opposition leaders and accused them of “vendetta.”
“I keep hearing from Tom Dick and Gandhi associates that I am a fugitive from justice.” Why? How? And when have I ever been guilty of it? Unlike Pappu alias Rahul Gandhi, I am now an average citizen stating it, and it appears that all opposition leaders are either sick or have nothing else to do.
Unlike Pappu aka Rahul Gandhi, I am now an average citizen stating it, and it appears that all opposition leaders have nothing else to do, so they, too, are either misinformed or simply vendetta-prone,” Lalit Modi wrote.
“I have decided to take Rahul Gandhi to court in the UK right away,” Lalit Modi added. I’m confident he’ll have to provide some solid proof. I’m excited to see him make a total spectacle of himself.”
Lalit Modi said in another tweet, tagging several Congress officials and claiming that they all have assets overseas, “I can give locations and pictures, etc. Let us not deceive the people of India, who are true criminals. The Gandhi family has acted as if they are supposed to govern our nation. Yes, I will return as soon as you enact strict liability legislation.”
“Not a single penny has been proven to me in the last 15 years.” But what is undeniably demonstrated is that I built the world’s biggest sporting event, producing nearly $100 billion dollars.”