Congress party President Rahul Gandhi intensified its attack on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government over Rafale fighter jets scam as he charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in corruption on Saturday.
Continuing his tirade against PM Modi, Gandhi on Saturday said, “It’s the question of Prime Minister’s dignity, it’s the question of future of jawans, army and soldiers, it’s a question of defence. There was a one-on-one meeting between French president and Prime Minister Modi and in the meeting the French president was told that the contract will go to Anil Ambani. Now, people know that Desh Ka Chowkidar Chor Hai (Country’s watchman is the burglar).”
He made the insulting statement quoting the statement made by former French president François Hollande to a French journal, in which he had said that the Indian government had proposed businessman Anil Ambani’s name for the deal.
Gandhi said, “I have a statement from France’s ex-president which says “we did not have a say in this matter, it is Indian government that decided to give the contract to Anil Ambani, we did not have a choice.”
The Congress president further said, “For the first time a French ex-president is calling an Indian Prime Minister a thief.”
“You (Youth) trusted Narendra Modi and he gave the contract to Anil Ambani. PM Modi has taken money from your pockets, from the pockets of our jawans and their families’ pockets and put it in Ambani’s pocket. People believed Narendra Modi who gave Rs 30,000 crore contract to Anil Ambani who has never flown an aircraft. Modi has broken your trust.”
(With inputs from ANI) (Featured Image – DNA India)