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Arun Jaitley accuses Rahul Gandhi of spreading falsehood

PTI | Updated on: 20 Sep 2018, 04:49:46 PM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (File Photo- PTI)

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of spreading falsehood in connection with Rafale deal, and waiving loans given to 15 industrial houses.

In a Facebook post titled: Falsehood of a ‘Clown Prince’, Jaitley said in mature democracies those who rely on falsehood are considered unfit for public life.

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“You lied on the Rafale deal, you lied on the NPAs. Your temperament to concoct facts raises a legitimate question do people whose natural preference is falsehood deserve to be a part of the public discourse.

“Public discourse is a serious activity. It is not a laughter challenge. It cannot be reduced to a hug, a wink or repetition of falsehood. The world’s largest democracy must seriously introspect whether public discourse should be allowed to be polluted by the falsehood of a ‘Clown Prince’,” the minister said.

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First Published : 20 Sep 2018, 04:21:52 PM