On Rafale deal, BJP attacked the Gandhis by targetting Robert Vadra and his aide Sanjay Bhandari
Amid a political slugfest over the Rafale fighter jet deal, Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his “chor” jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wondered whether the Congress chief’s “behaviour” could be called “shameless”.
Mr Javadekar, who was in Mumbai, said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will go ahead with the purchase of fighter jets from France to strengthen the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The HRD minister claimed that the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had stopped the Rafale deal midway for a review in 2012 as it wanted to “bring in” Robert Vadra’s close aide Sanjay Bhandari.
Robert Vadra is the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
“We also know cuss words, but we have no intention to use them for politics. Congress president Rahul Gandhi used very abusive words against the prime minister. What should we call his behaviour? A shameless one?” Mr Javadekar questioned.
“The language used by Rahul Gandhi does not follow any norms of decency, hence, we condemn the use of such language. No matter how many times you spread a lie, it will never become the truth,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi had on Monday alleged that the country’s “chowkidar” Narendra Modi had snatched away money from the poor and handed it over to industrialist…