Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversy-hit Rafale fighter jet deal, saying that the latter's 'karma' will catch up with him soon.
In his tweet, Rahul tagged PM Modi's interview to a news channel and challenged him to a debate on corruption.
"You can run Mr Modi but you can’t hide. Your karma is about to catch up with you. The country can hear it in your voice. Truth is a powerful thing. I challenge you to a debate on corruption," he tweeted.
While responding to a question whether Reliance chairman Anil Ambani benefitted from the Rafale deal, PM Modi had said: “Is there no trust in the Supreme Court, CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) and the French government? Would you not even have faith in what the Indian government said in Parliament?”
On Thursday, while addressing a rally in Nagpur, Rahul had said that corruption in the deal would be investigated if his party came to power at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections.
He had alleged that PM Modi changed the fighter jet purchase deal, resulting in price increase. Hitting out at industrialist Anil Ambani, Gandhi said Ambani had no money, no expertise in defence manufacturing and all his businesses had failed.
The Opposition has been asking how RDL, with no experience in aerospace sector, can be chosen as an offset partner while the government has been maintaining that it was officially ignorant of the fact that Dassault has joined hands with RDL to execute offset obligations.