Rafale deal: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at the Narendra Modi government over the missing documents of the Rafale deal. Hitting out at PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi said that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had admitted that the documents which are missing were genuine, hence it proves that the PMO was carrying out a parallel negotiation with the French government. Levelling corruption allegations against PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi said the government did it just to benefit businessman Anil Ambani.
ANI quoted the Congress chief saying an inquiry should be initiated against PMO for carrying out parallel negotiations in the Rafale deal. He said the government should also take action against the people who were involved in this missing documents case.
Rahul Gandhi said once the government said Rafale files had disappeared, it was said that an investigation should be conducted against the media outlet for reporting it but what about the people who have been involved in Rs 30,000 crore scam, why is there no investigation against them? Rahul Gandhi mocked the Centre saying Narendra Modi had performed a bypass surgery in the Rafale deal.
On the controversy surrounding the number of terrorists killed in the IAF airstrike in Pakistan’s Balakot, Rahul Gandhi said that he won’t talk much, but some families of the CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama have raised the issue and they have been demanding the evidence, so the government should show what exactly had happened.