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After Hollande's revelations, Congress fires fresh salvo at govt

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 22 Sep 2018, 01:41:07 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal in a series of tweets on Saturday morning.

“The PM and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a One Hundred & Thirty Thousand Crore, SURGICAL STRIKE on the Indian Defence forces. Modi Ji you dishonoured the blood of our martyred soldiers. Shame on you. You betrayed India’s soul. (sic),” tweeted Gandhi.

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In another tweet, Gandhi said, “The PM personally negotiated & changed the #Rafale deal behind closed doors. Thanks to François Hollande, we now know he personally delivered a deal worth billions of dollars to a bankrupt Anil Ambani. The PM has betrayed India. He has dishonoured the blood of our soldiers. (sic)”

Gandhi had attacked Modi on Friday, too, following former French President Francois Hollande’s reported remarks on the Rafale deal, saying he has “betrayed” India.

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Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 Rafale jets after holding talks with the then French President Hollande on April 10, 2015 in Paris.

The opposition has been accusing the government of choosing Reliance Defence over state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to benefit the private firm though it did not have any experience in the aerospace sector.

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First Published : 22 Sep 2018, 12:57:25 PM