Without naming anyone, Rahul Gandhi attacked “India’s Commander-in-Thief” in another tweet.
Rahul Gandhi has given an emotional twist to the Congress’s continuing attack on the ruling BJP over the controversial Rafale jet deal. In his latest tweet, the Congress chief sympathised with soldiers and those who worked for the state-run defence manufacturer which was allegedly ignored to favour a rookie firm, and promised justice in the alleged corruption in the massive $8.6 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The tweet accompanied photographs of war memorial Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate for effect.
The Congress has been alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sealed the deal without any transparency and how it benefitted Anil Ambani, whose debt-ridden firm became Dassault’s offset partner in India. Dassault, the company that manufactures the Rafale fighter, has to invest 50 per cent of the overall value of the deal or Rs 30,000 crore in partnering with defence manufacturers in India.
The BJP has dismissed Congress’s allegations saying that the party has run out of issues to point fingers at the government and therefore, raking up the Rafale issue to gain political mileage.
To every Air Force officer and Jawan who has served India. To the family of every martyred Indian fighter pilot. To every person who ever worked for HAL. We hear your pain. We understand how you feel. We will bring to justice all those who dishonoured and stole from you.