When PM Modi spoke about Rafale in Parliament, he could not look anyone in the eye: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief said the entire country knows that Prime Minister Modi stole opportunities of the youth to give Rs 30,000 crore to his 'friend' Anil Ambani.

Published: 30th January 2019 05:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2019 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

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Rahul Gandhi at Youth Congress nationwide public outreach campaign 'Yuva Kranti Yatra' on 30 January 2018. (Photo | ANI/ Twitter)

By PTI
NEW DELHI: Launching a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale jet deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday alleged that he "sold" the Indian Air Force and "stole" opportunities of the youth by giving away Rs 30,000 crore to his "friend" and businessman Anil Ambani.

The government as well as Ambani have strongly denied any wrongdoing in the Rafale deal.

Addressing the concluding session of the Youth Congress nationwide public outreach campaign 'Yuva Kranti Yatra', Gandhi said no one will be able to suppress the truth about the "Rafale scam" and it will come out finally.

"The entire country knows that Mr Modi stole opportunities of the youth to give Rs 30,000 crore to Anil Ambani. No one can suppress the truth about Rafale, it will come out itself," he said.

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"You have sold the Indian Air Force," he alleged, targeting Modi over the Rafale deal. He said the prime minister spoke for one and a half hours in Parliament but when asked questions on Rafale, he could not look me in the eye and kept looking elsewhere.

"The prime minister is trying to hide the truth," Gandhi also alleged.

"You (Modi) cannot sleep in the night. When you sleep, you see the picture of Anil Ambani, you see the picture of Rafale jet, you see the picture of IAF martyrs. This is happening due to the Congress and youth Congress workers who have shown you the truth. The entire country knows that you have played with the future of the youth," he alleged.

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Gandhi also said the Congress will not be on the backfoot and will instead play on the frontfoot.

"Modi has to face the public in 2019," he said.

Attacking Modi, he said, "The prime minister has worked on dividing the country, burnt the Northeast, Kashmir, made people fight in Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala."

"2014 taught us a lesson that we should not be arrogant and have humility. We did that and now the atmosphere is changing," he said.

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According to Gandhi, the Congress has taken a historic step and decided on giving people right to minimum income.

"All poor people will get benefit directly into their accounts and there will be no middlemen."

He also said the Congress is "not against industrialists but against crony capitalists like Modi's friends", he said.

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  • badri narayanan poondi

    After all the serial scams of INC /UPA govt it was only then PM who could not look at people with comfort. Modi has no family has no track record of irregularity and any malicious cases lodged against him had been dismissed by the courts. It is sheer shameless lie on the part of the INC president to falsely indict the PM just to neutralise the serious wrongs of his party in the past that will come up in election discourse!
    1 month ago reply
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