A day after a heated debate in Parliament over Rafale deal during which Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman offered a poin-by-point rebuttal of allegations levelled by the Opposition, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up his attack on the the Modi government over the fighter jet deal.
Rahul Gandhi, in his tweet, urged people to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers the questions he posed in Parliament on the fighter jet agreement with France.
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"RM (Raksha Marti) spoke for 2 hrs in Parliament, but she couldn't answer the 2 simple questions I asked her," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
"Watch & SHARE this video. Let every Indian ask the PM & his Ministers these questions,"he added. With his tweet, Rahul Gandhi used the hashtag "2SawalDoJawab".
He also posted a video of the two questions he posed to the defence minister in Parliament.
RM spoke for 2 hrs. in Parliament, but she couldn't answer the 2 simple questions I asked her.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 5, 2019
Watch & SHARE this video. Let every Indian ask the PM & his Ministers these questions.#2SawalDoJawab pic.twitter.com/YR8zuyO6Al
The top Congress leader had asked who gave the offset contract to Anil Ambani and whether the defence ministry officials had raised an objection when the prime minister carried out a 'bypass surgery' for the deal. He had asked Sitharaman to reply in a yes or no.
The Congress has alleged irregularities in the deal for 36 aircraft and claimed that the Narendra Modi government is buying them at a price much higher than the one that was being negotiated by the previous government. The party has also been accusing the government of favouring Anil Ambani's firm in the deal.
However, the government, as well as Ambani, have rejected all the allegations.
(With inputs from agencies)