Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Mumbai's Chandivali area. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@INCIndia)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday raked up the issue of alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal. Addressing an election rally in Mumbai’s Chandivali, Rahul Gandhi said that the Rafale deal was hurting the BJP and that was the reason why Rajnath Singh went to France. "The entire country knows that there is a theft in the Rafael deal. The Defense Ministry officials have accepted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened in the deal. Rafael is hurting them, so Rajnath ji had to go to France. However, they will not be able to escape the truth," Gandhi said.
The Congress parliamentarian from Wayanad also raised the issues of farmer suicide and unemployment. He said that people of the country were not happy with the GST and some traders of Gujarat told him that it was like ‘Inspector Raj’ Modi has imposed on them. "I feel sad because there is no employment. The farmers are committing suicide, people are upset because of GST. I was told by the traders of Gujarat that Modi ji has imposed ‘Inspector Raj’ on them," he added.
Earlier in the day, the Congress leader hit the hustings for the first time since Congress party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls earlir this year and addressed a rally for party candidate from Ausa assembly segment in Maharashtra’s Latur district. During the rally, PM Modi and Amit Shah were on the target on the Gandhi scion, who accused them of "deflecting" the core issues and asking youths to “watch the moon” when they are demanding jobs.
“The real focus of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah is to divert the attention of the people towards Corbett Park, the moon, China, Pakistan, Japan and Korea among others. They are conveniently silent on the issues that are plaguing the country,” Rahul Gandhi said.