Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday conducted a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal as a part of his party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh. This was also Rahul’s first visit after forming government in the state in December 2018. During his speech, Rahul mimics PM Narendra Modi over his style and change in body language from the 2014 elections campaign to the current style.
He also took jibe at PM Modi saying that he tried his best to stop Congress party but failed to do so as the party came into power recent Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Rahul Gandhi also hold a press conference on Friday on Rafale fighter deal in the national capital and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being directly involved in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. He claimed that the prime minister was carrying out a parallel negotiation with the French government. "We have been saying for more than a year that the Prime Minister is directly involved in the Rafale scam," Gandhi said while addressing a press conference at the party headquarters on Akbar Road.
"Today, The Hindu newspaper has put it in black and white. It is absolutely clear that the Prime Minister himself was carrying out a parallel negotiation with the French," he said.
"This is your money and this is about your future. And here it is absolutely clear that Modi has stolen Rs 30,000 crore of your money and given it to his friend (an Indian industrialist)," he said. His remarks come after The Hindu published a report: "Defence Ministry protested against PMO undermining Rafale negotiations".
"Now Ministry itself has said that we may advise PMO (Prime Minister's Office) that any officers who are not part of Indian Negotiating Team may refrain from having parallel parlays," the Congress president said.