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Rahul Gandhi’s attack on PM Modi over Rafale deal: Here are top five quotes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 February 2019, 11:48 AM
The fresh allegations of ‘parallel negotiations’ came after a report in ‘The Hindu’ said that the Defence Ministry had opposed the deal. (Image Credit: Twitter)
The fresh allegations of ‘parallel negotiations’ came after a report in ‘The Hindu’ said that the Defence Ministry had opposed the deal. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged Rs 30,000 crore Rafale scam. The Congress president accused the prime minister of running "parallel negotiations" with the French side and claimed that the Defence Ministry protested ‘parallel parleys’ by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

“We have been saying this for more than a year that the PM is directly involved in the alleged Rafale scam…It is absolutely black and white that the prime minister himself was carrying a parallel negotiation with the French,” Gandhi said at a press conference in New Delhi.

It is an open and shut case, Gandhi said, mounting a fresh attack on the government on the fighter jet deal following a media report.

The government can use the law against everyone, including his brother-in-law Robert Vadra and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram, but they must come clean on the Rafale deal, the Congress president said. 

He was responding to a question on the Enforcement Directorate interrogating his brother-in-law Robert Vadra in a money laundering case and the government's sanction to prosecute former finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX MEDIA case.

Let's have a look at his top five quotes.   

  1. "Look at the PM Narendra Modi, look at me... who do you think look rattled?"
  2. “I don't like using strong words but there is no other word that I can use,” Rahul Gandhi on 'chowkidar chor hai'.
  3. "Go ahead with probes against Robert Vadra, P Chidambaram and other but come clean on Rafale deal."
  4. “The government lied to the Supreme Court and therefore the entire judgment on Rafale becomes questionable now.”
  5. “Ulta Chor, Chowkidaar ko daante'. He's talking about himself? He has got a dual personality? He's now viewing himself as 'Chowkidaar & 'Chor'. He talks to himself at night, one day he becomes 'Chowkidaar' & one day he becomes 'Chor' Schizophrenia.”
First Published: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:44 AM
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