Monday, March 30, 2020
Home Politics Out on bail Rahul Gandhi chooses alleged money launderer to replace Alpesh Thakor as...

Out on bail Rahul Gandhi chooses alleged money launderer to replace Alpesh Thakor as Congress secretary of Bihar

Just hours before India went to vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor had resigned from Congress saying that all he wanted in Congress was ‘respect’ but all he got was ‘insult’.

Also Read

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary (organisation), KC Venugopal, in a press release today, announced that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi has chosen ex-MLA from Gujarat, Ajay Kapoor as the AICC secretary for Bihar with immediate effect. He will be replacing Kshatriya Thakor Sena head, Alpesh Thakor who recently resigned from the party.

Recently, in a major setback to Congress, just hours before India went to vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor had resigned from Congress. In his resignation letter, Thakor said that all he wanted in Congress was ‘respect’ but all he got was ‘insult’.

Adding that he had no political aspirations or hunger for power, Thakor said, “If I had political aspirations, I would not have joined Congress in its bad times and when it was struggling.” He added that Congress has backstabbed him.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

Interestingly, the controversial leader, Alpesh Thakur, who, during his association with the Congress, had been instrumental in instigating the mob to take to violence and inciting widespread violence in Gujarat through his hate speech against non-Gujaratis and has been booked for trespassing and falsifying evidences, has been replaced by a leader, Ajay Kapoor, who is a suspected money launderer.

The Enforcement Directorate had reportedly raided Ajay Kapoor and his brother, Vijay Kapoor’s house and factory in January 2019, for their alleged involvement in a money laundering case. The ED had alleged that Congress MLA, Ajay Kapoor had, at the time of demonetisation, converted crores of black money through several fake bank accounts. Many had also suspected that Ajay Kapoor owned several ‘benami properties’, which was also one of the reasons why the MLA was raided.

In 2015, another shocking case involving Ajay Kapoor’s kin had transpired in which a stolen and two dismantled trucks along with a few bones were recovered from a factory owned by Congress ex-MLA Ajay Kapoor’s elder brother, Mallik Vijay Kapoor in the Panki Industrial area.

However, the appointment of an MLA with such a shady past just does not come as a surprise considering the party president Rahul Gandhi, who has endorsed and appointed Ajay Kapoor as the AICC Bihar secretary, himself is out on bail and hails from a family whose members are all involved in multiple scams.

The National Herald scam is one of the most notable legal cases in Indian history, as the Gandhis are directly accused. The mother-son duo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, along with their aides – Oscar Fernandez, Motilal Vohra, and Sam Pitroda are alleged to have involved in massive ‘cheating and breach of trust’ in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) by Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YIL), as assets worth crores of rupees had been allegedly transferred for purposes other than originally intended for a paltry sum. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi got unconditional bail in December 2015.

Moreover, Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, Robert Vadra is also involved in multiple scams. Recently, OpIndia disclosed Rahul Gandhi’s links to Sanjay Bhandari, an arms dealer who is not only close to the Gandhi family but was also rebuked by Dassault in the Rafale deal.

OpIndia has accessed evidence to show that Sonia Gandhi’s Italian family could have been involved in the Bofors scandal, with their names carefully hidden from the public eye.

Also, Congress president’s mentor and close aide, Kamal Nath’s shady past has been recently brought into the forefront. Bundles of cash have been recovered, hawala links emerged and AgustaWestland scam suspicion have been revealed. Similarly, Congress bigwig P Chidambaram’s families disreputable past and their involvement in money laundering cases and various other scams have also been unmasked.

Amusingly, last year when Congress, had in a tweet, spoken about the ‘anti-corruption day’, the Twitter users had come down hard at the party reminding them of their own legacy. UPA led by Congress from 2004 to 2014 presided over some of the major corruption scams in the history of independent India.

In its 50 years of reign on independent India, the Congress ecosystem has nurtured and sheltered many such misdeeds. Probably this misconduct and corruption have become so deep-rooted in their system that the Congress dynasty has lost the ability to decipher between the right and wrong. This is probably the only plausible explanation one can think for these dynasts who have been shielding and fortifying all sorts of criminals and habitual offenders for ages.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand goes into isolation with his harem of 20 concubines in Germany, books an entire luxury hotel

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn has booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Bavaria, with permission from local council

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Pakistan heaps praise on China amid Coronavirus pandemic, Imran Khan’s advisor says stranded students in Wuhan grateful to Pakistan for not evacuating them

The world has a lot to learn from China regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases: Imran Khan’s adviser said

UP Govt takes over Jaypee Sports City to house migrants returning from Delhi in quarantine

Authorities in Noida have decided to take over the Jaypee Sports City in order to house the migrants fleeing to UP from Delhi.

Coronavirus fight: Assam man offers to donate 4 acres of land to build a hospital for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Krishna Mahanta has written a letter to the Kaliabor Sub-Divisional Officer offering to donate land for COvid-19 hospital

Centre directs States to seal borders and prevent outflux of migrant workers in the wake of coronavirus lockdown

Migrant workers who have violated lockdown guidelines and travelled to other states are to be kept under quarantine for 14 days.

Recently Popular

PM Narendra Modi launches “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” to receive public donations for fight against Covid-19

This fund will enable micro-donations and large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations

Manufactured crisis? Delhi govt cut electricity and water supply of migrant workers​, told them buses were waiting for them at UP border

Essentially, it seems like the Delhi government manufactured a crisis and forced migrant workers to flock to the UP border amidst Coronavirus lockdown

Infosys employee Mujeeb Mohammad arrested for asking people to ‘spread the virus’ by sneezing in public, fired by the company

Although earlier Infosys said that it could be a case of mistaken identity, later they admitted he was their employee & fired him

Midnight announcements, false promises: Watch how Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government played with lives of millions amidst coronavirus outbreak

In a video shared by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, one can see announcements being made in colonies where UP-Bihar migrants are staying in Delhi informing them that Delhi government-run DTC buses will take them to the Anand Vihar bus terminal.

UP govt to take action against AAP MLA Raghav Chadha for spreading fake news that UP CM had got migrant workers returning to UP...

Responding to reports that AAP govt dropped migrant workers at UP border lying that UP buses were waiting for them, Raghav Chadha said a lie

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us