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Corrupt and Criminal

Gautam Shantilal Adani is only a manager as all the money belongs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claims.

By Basit Ali | May 2023

Narendra Modi shaking hands with Gautam Shantilal Adani.

Behind the phenomenal rise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there lies a long history of manoeuvring, political manipulation and brinkmanship laced with a series of power struggle moves that have played a role in the rise of Modi in Indian politics, an open secret seldom discussed in the political discourse of the world’s largest democracy. However, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, is an exception. Along with his envious good governance credentials, Kejriwal is one of those Indian politicians with the ability to call things by their proper names, leaving the legacy of opportunism and political expediency far behind.

In the budget session of the Delhi Legislative Assembly in March, a resolution regarding the Adani scam was moved in the House, which was passed after a debate. Supporting the resolution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal cited a conversation with a senior BJP leader saying that Gautam Shantilal Adani, a multinational conglomerate and the founder and chairman of Adani Group, is only manager on the front, as all the money he owns is in fact owned by none but Narendra Modi.

The Chief Minister said that Modi ji is less literate with no business acumen and it is Adani who tells him where to invest money surreptitiously. In 2014, Adani’s assets were over 50 thousand crores and in seven years it has grown to 11.50 lakh crores. Modi ji, according to Kejriwal, is robbing India with both hands and he has been the most corrupt prime minister since India’s independence.

Referring to the BJP leader, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Modi ji has not done anything for anyone till date. If he didn’t do anything for his mother, wife, brother, relative and political guru, then how can he do so much for his friend? How can this be? In today’s world, if no one does anything for a brother, then who does it for a friend? The Hindenburg Report titled ‘How the world’s 3rd richest man is pulling the largest con in corporate history’ appeared in the media, there was chaos everywhere, and the Adani Group completely crashed.

According to Kejriwal, Modi ji is such a selfish person that if it was just a matter of friendship, he would have supported him in two minutes and said that he has nothing to do with it. However, Modi is saving Adani with calculated silence. Sometimes he orders the State Bank of India to grant Adani the money he needs. PF members have also been asked to give him money. After listening to some sources, I was also surprised that the matter was something else. On the face of it, PM Modi is such a great politician and perception is a very important thing for a politician, but he is still busy saving Adani.

The fact is that Adani is only on the front and all the money of Adani Group has been invested by Modi by himself. Adani only manages Modi ji’s money and gets 10 per cent to 20 per cent commission in return for his services. If the investigation by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is carried out, if the ED-CBI probe takes place, Adani will not drown, but Modi will. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that I asked him, “What does the Prime Minister need money for?” And he said that there is lust for money. There are many superrich people in the world who don’t need money anymore, but everyone is busy making more money. The day Adani became the second richest man in the world, it was Narendra Modi who became the second richest man in the world. Now Modi ji has a dream that he wants to become the richest man in the world. He has become the prime minister twice, but now he wants to become the world’s richest man.

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