Rahul Gandhi ‘disturbed’ that Rafale deal went to India, not Pakistan: Rajasthan minister

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2018 11:16:45 am

Rahul Gandhi at a press conference in Delhi. (file photo)

Amid the ongoing row over Rafale deal, Rajasthan minister Jaswant Singh Yadav alleged that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was “disturbed” that it was India and not Pakistan which had acquired the fighter jets. Addressing a meeting in Alwar on Saturday, Yadav was quoted by ANI as saying: “There was Rafale deal. These are fighter planes which are acquired after great difficulty. Pakistan did not acquire it. Rahul Gandhi is disturbed that Modi ji and not Pakistan received it.”

Referring to a purported conversation between Gandhi and then US ambassador Timothy Roemer in 2009 in which the former allegedly said saffron terror was a bigger threat than the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Yadav accused the Congress president of trying to please Pakistan by insulting Hindus.

“He (Rahul Gandhi) says Hindus are terrorists. What will such a man do by becoming PM? He tells people of India that Hindus are terrorists. What does it mean? If you want to please Pakistan why are you insulting us?” he was quoted as saying.

Elections to Rajasthan’s 200-seat assembly will be held on December 7.  With elections scheduled to be held in…

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