New Delhi, Mar 30: The BJP led Narendra Modi government will bring back diamantaires Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, who triggered the Rs 12,600 crore fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday and asserted NDA had provided a corruption-free government.
"We have to be careful that the system doesn't allow such loopholes. Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have not gotten away, they ran away and we will get them back," Sitharaman said at an interaction at the fourth edition of Times Network's India Economic Conclave when asked about the banking fraud.
In her inaugural address, Sitharaman said the government was committed to reforms and pointed to the goods and services tax (GST) as an example of bold measures. "GST may be having teething problems but it has been implemented successfully by the government. Saw every kind of pressure to postpone its implementation but the government is committed to reforms and has the courage to take bold reforms like GST," she said detailing the reform measures undertaken by the government.
Taking part in an interaction at the conclave, Sitharaman said there was no element of corruption in the government and all its decisions were policy based and not "discretion based."