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Reacting to former French president Francois Hollande’s statement on Rafale deal, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday urged Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to come clean on the issue.
The Congress chief alleged that Nirmala Sitharaman, Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley had not signed the contract and that they were all lying to protect Prime Minister Modi
Rahul took to Twitter to attack Sitharaman, alleging that her position as the defence minister has become untenable as a former chief of HAL has "nailed her lie".
On Tuesday, Sitharaman said that Sidhu's gesture of hugging Pakistan's army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have "avoided it".
N Sai Balaji hit out at Sitharaman for her statement alleging there are forces in the varsity which are "waging a war" against India and said she herself has not answered questions on Rafale deal.
Entire issue of HAL not being chosen happened during their (UPA) time, so all these questions that they are now directing at us should actually go to them, Sitharaman said.
Cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu had courted controversy by hugging Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Pakistan.
The former defence minister accused Sitharaman of trying to tarnish the image of public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
The acquisition proposals were approved by the Defence Acquisition Council
The defence minister visited Dharchula town Monday to inaugurate a mega medical camp organised by the Army on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday.
The defence minister also referred to Modi's speech at Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in June, saying his views about the region was even welcomed by China.
The defence minister also asserted that the Rafale deal cannot be equated with the Bofors issue as she has rid the defence ministry from middlemen entirely.
The defence minister said the then government could have come forward and pumped in resources into HAL, but they did not.
The BJP leader said the Modi government had brought in a law through which defaulters' property can be confiscated.
Randeep Singh Surjewala said Modi's decision to 'arbitrarily' reduce requirement of 126 fighter aircraft to 36 was 'unexplainable'.