Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for telling the Parliament on Thursday that the previous Congress-led government had declined, on 15 occassions, to disclose defence purchases details. "This country can not be run by looking in the rear view mirror", Gandhi said, taking a swipe at Modi at a rally in Hosapete for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka.
"Today Rafale aircraft is the biggest issue of corruption in the country". Rahul Gandhi shared the pictures of the documents which had publicly declared the price at which the aircrafts were purchased on the microblogging site twitter. Party sources said more such tours will be organised in the coming weeks to allow Rahul cover the entire state while local leaders will keep up the momentum. "In France Modiji personally changed the contract".
"Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was given the first Rafale contract, and now Modi has given it to a friend of his", Gandhi said.
"Second question, did the price of the aircraft increase or decrease in your new contract?"
"As for myself, as Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party, I will work with the Congress President and other colleagues in discussions with like-minded parties to ensure that in the next election, the BJP is defeated and India is restored to a democratic, inclusive, secular, tolerant and economically progressive path", she said.
"Third question, when you took this decision in Paris and when India's defence minister was buying fish in Goa, did you take permission from the Cabinet Committee on Security?"More news: Daily Mirror publisher buys Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine
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The Congress party has been up in arms against the NDA government in centre for its hesitance in making details of the Rafale deal public.
"Modiji speaks about corruption".
He advised the prime minister "to learn governance" from state chief minister Siddaramaiah "who runs the government looking forward".
He is expected to continue his temple visits in the election-bound Karnataka during his four-day stay.
Addressing Congress party's Janaashirvad Yatra in Hospet (Ballari district in Karnataka), said IAF signed a deal with French company for its requirements.