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Mainstream, VOL 62 No 19, May 11, 2024

Letter to PM Modi - investigate Adani, Ambani for corruption, black money & attempt to influence elections | Binoy Viswam, MP

Saturday 11 May 2024, by Binoy Viswam


Binoy Viswam
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
116, North Avenue New Delhi - 110 001
Mob: 9605766702 E-mail: binoyviswam55[at]

Respected Shri Narendra Modi ji,

Date: 9th May, 2024

Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Government of India

I write to you to bring your attention to a matter of urgent public importance regarding corruption, black money and the government’s stance on those accused of malpractices. It is fortunate that such matters are in your knowledge but also disappointing that no action from your side counters your own claim of ‘Na Khaunga, Na Khaane Dunga’. While speaking at an election rally in Karimnagar, Telangana on 8th of May, 2024, you accused two businessmen of donating “tempo-loads” of black money to a particular political party. These two business houses, the Adani Group and the Ambani-led Reliance Group have roused controversies before due to business malpractices and were frequently accused of crony capitalism. Their proximity to you also came to light in the form of you using their planes etc. They both were awarded several contracts and projects in controversial manners.

It also needs reminding here that when a group named Hindenburg Research accused the Adani Group of very serious business malpractices, your party, the Bhartiya Janta Party, defended the Adani Group staunchly. You may remember that an entire session of Parliament washed out due to the treasury bench’s stout refusal to discuss the Adani wrongdoings and denying a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe. My notice under Rule 267 on 6th February 2023 to discuss the Adani issue in light of the “huge public money belonging to the common people of India at serious risk of being wiped out” was rejected. BJP MPs disrupted me when I raised the issue in the house, shouting that my remarks are demeaning to the wealth-creators of the country like Adani and Ambani. It is heartening that you, as the Head of the Government, finally accepted the malpractices, lobbying, hoarding of black money and attempts to influence elections by Adani and Ambani.

In light of the serious accusations made by none other than the Prime Minister of India, I urge you to direct agencies like the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Income Tax (IT) authorities to thoroughly probe the wrongdoings by Adani and Ambani and unearth the hoards of black money from them, as you claimed is in their possession. Members of your party, the BJP, who defended these ‘wealth-creators’ should also apologise to the country for misleading claims, contrary to your own assertion on the existence of “tempo-loads” and “bags” of black money with these corporates. Failure in probing these serious charges levelled by yourself would be seen as siding with corruption and cronyism, contrary to the interests of our country. Entire country awaits decisive action from your side on corruption, black money and cronyism.

Yours Sincerely,
(Binoy Viswam)
Leader of CPI Parliamentary Group & Secretary, National Council

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