On Tuesday, once again BJP has rejected Rahul Gandhi allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Rafale fighter jets deal as the height of “shamelessness and irresponsibility”. It further asserted that the e-mail Mr. Gandhi has cited to criticize PM Modi referred to some chopper deal and not purchasing of fighter jets.
A senior party leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also out Airbus, whose email (internal) was cited by the Congress Chief, in a dock, saying the European aircraft manufacturer is under a point of suspicion in deals finalized during the UPA government.
Mr. Prasad asked the Congress Chief that how he gets to know about the company’s internal communication and alleged him of acting a “lobbyist” of foreign organizations.
Mr. Prasad while speaking to reporters soon after Mr. Gandhi press conference took strong exception to the Congress President charging the Prime Minister with “treason”.
The Union Minister said that his party had a serious distinction with former Prime Ministers, who belongs to Gandhi family, over several ‘murky’ defense deals that were signed during their term but never alleged them of treason.
“He (Rahul Gandhi) has thrown muck at his own face by abusing our honest prime minister… We will expose his lies before the public,” added Mr. Prasad.
Today, Mr. Gandhi has once again accused the Prime Minister of acting as a ‘middleman’ of Anil Ambani in the Rafale fighter jets deal, as he cited email to claim the businessman was totally aware of MoU before France and India has signed it. The Congress Chief also alleged PM Modi and his government of ‘treason’.