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Rafale Deal: Arun Jaitley launches a scathing attack on Rahul

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 23 Sep 2018 6:17 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Amid all the Rafale controversies BJP is facing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reproached Rahul for his comments and has made it clear that the government is in no mood to scrap the deal.

“Irrespective of the allegations, the Rafale deal will not be cancelled,” Jaitley rebuked.

Jaitley also reprimanded Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his little understanding of the matter, Jaitley tweeted:

“Pity Rahul Gandhi’s understanding - how is it a scandal if a dozen Indian companies say that for a 56,000 crore contract, if offsets are going to be 28,000 crore, I want to be among the 20 who are going to make offset supplies? Everyone will get 2000-4000 crore. How is it impropriety?”

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He also claimed that the former French President Hollande was 'orchestrated', as hinted by one of Rahul Gandhi's tweets on 30 August, he said

“I won’t be surprised if the whole thing is orchestrated. On 30 August, why did he (Rahul Gandhi) tweet "some bombs are going to burst in Paris?" And then what happens is in perfect rhythm with what he predicted.”

Jaitley also responded on Rahul Gandhi's comment calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a thief, saying:

“Public discourse is not a laughter challenge, you go and hug someone, wink at someone, then keep giving wrong statements. In a democracy you have right to criticize but the choice of words should be such that it shows some semblance of intelligence.”

Finance minister also answered why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not yet spoken on the Rafale deal controversy,

“Let me tell you, those who are to speak have spoken. Merely because somebody can resort to untruths and vulgarity is no reason for the PM to participate in a debate of this kind. ”

Saima Siddiqui

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