Why don’t you question PM Modi on Rafale deal, Amit Shah’s son: Rahul Gandhi asks media

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale aircraft deal and asked the media why it did not question the PM in this regard, as the entire deal was allegedly changed to benefit one businessman. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2017 3:34 pm
Rahul Gandhi twitter, Gujarat elections, Rahul Gandhi social media, Rahul Gandhi twitter team, Rahul Gandhi tweets, Pidi, Narendra Modi, Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi twitter sucess Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and alleged that the Rafale deal was changed to benefit one businessman. (File Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale aircraft deal and asked the media why it did not question the PM in this regard, as the entire deal was allegedly changed to benefit one businessman. Gandhi also said why no questions were asked about Amit Shah’s son.

“You ask me so many questions & I answer you properly, why don’t you ask the PM about Rafale deal? He changed the whole deal for benefit of one businessman. Why don’t you ask questions about Amit Shah’s son? These are the questions I wanted to ask you,” said Rahul Gandhi as quoted by ANI.

Gandhi was speaking after his meeting with workers of the All India Unorganised Workers’ Congress. Gandhi, who is also leading the Congress’ election campaign in multiple states, including Gujarat, had earlier this week levelled allegations of crony capitalism against the government and of compromising national interest and security over the Rafale aircraft agreement.

The allegations were quashed away by the ruling BJP, which said it was the intention of the Congress to divert attention as the party’s top leaders faced possible questioning in the scandal involving AgustaWesland VVIP chopper scam.

The Government of India had signed a deal with French defence manufacturer Dassault Aviation for 36 Rafale MMRCA fighters in flyaway condition. The deal was downsized from an earlier prospect of purchasing 126 Rafale fighters. The deal for 36 off-the-shelf fighters was agreed for $7.8 billion dollars.

The tender for the purchase of the planes was floated during the tenure of the UPA government and members of the Congress party had alleged that the deal was overpriced.

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    nanu
    Nov 17, 2017 at 2:46 am
    Because the common people know that Modi don't have a French connection like the Italian one.
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    1. K.Niranjan Sharma
      Nov 16, 2017 at 10:59 pm
      Pappu should first explain who is he Hindu, Muslim, Christian or state boldly 'I am an atheist/agnostic'! Explain this tmeple hopping during elections...ha ha ha
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        Indian
        Nov 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm
        Anyone can visit a Hindu temple without having to give explanations, religion of the visitor is irrelevant.
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      2. Thimma Reddy
        Nov 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm
        Rahul baby has gone gaga and bananas lately, he needs to check in at a mental asylum for good. There has been corruption and no bribes given or taken. What is this moron blabbering? He has no vision or plan for India's progress except he constantly opposes anything BJP govt does. Empty slogans and lies after lies. Shane on you pappu.
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          YPG
          Nov 16, 2017 at 10:51 pm
          How is it possible that the biggest and persistent looter is questioning the PM. This Pa ppu has lost it. Pa ppu please declare your mother your sisters your jijajis and your own loot in foreign accounts. You are truly a sick man.
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            Asish
            Nov 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm
            These corrupt thieves have nothing better to do in their lives but to accuse. Government to Government deal cannot be corruption. The aircrafts are at cheaper prices and India is going to buy more for the Navy as well. Why not, we need good aircrafts for our Air Force.
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