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'Ambani-Adani' is a dirty word for Congress, says Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai

Tamil Nadu BJP chief accuses Congress of vilifying industrialists like Ambani-Adani. PM Modi questions Congress' silence on these businessmen.

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'Ambani-Adani' is a dirty word for Congress, says Tamil Nadu BJP chief Annamalai

The Tamil Nadu BJP president, K Annamalai, has accused the Congress party of tarnishing the reputation of industrialists in India, particularly referring to Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani as "dirty words" for the party. Annamalai's remarks came following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's accusation that the Congress had stopped criticizing these industrialists because of a purported deal. Annamalai, a former IPS officer who has transitioned into politics, made these statements during an interview with India Today while campaigning for the BJP in Telangana ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

According to Annamalai, the Congress has been promoting a narrative against industrialists since 2019, portraying them as making money through illegal means. He suggested that it was time for the Congress to disclose how much money they had received from these industrialists they've been vilifying.

Prime Minister Modi had raised similar questions during his own campaign in Telangana, asking why the Congress suddenly stopped attacking these industrialists and whether they had struck a deal with them. He went on to inquire if the Congress had received large amounts of "black money" from Ambani and Adani.

Modi's remarks were seen as a shift in the narrative regarding the 'Ambani-Adani' issue, which has been used by the Congress to criticize the BJP government at the Centre. Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders have repeatedly accused the Modi government of favoring these industrialists.

In response, Rahul Gandhi challenged Modi to initiate a probe by the CBI or ED into whether Adani and Ambani had sent "black money" to the Congress party. Gandhi's challenge was presented as a retort to Modi's insinuations, implying that if there were any wrongdoing, the investigative agencies should be brought in to uncover it.

This exchange between the BJP and Congress reflects the ongoing political tug-of-war over industrialists' roles and influence in Indian politics. While the BJP accuses the Congress of hypocrisy and alleged collusion with big business, the Congress accuses the BJP of being too cozy with corporate interests. These accusations and counter-accusations are part of the broader political landscape in India, where economic policies and corporate interests often intersect with electoral politics.

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