New Delhi, July 20: Leading Congress party’s charge against the BJP led NDA government during the no-confidence debate in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam of lying to the people of the country on the behest of the PM Narendra Modi on Rafale deal.
Accusing PM Modi of having colluded with select businessmen to benefit them, Rahul said, “There are a few rich businessmen who are in collusion with PM Modi and PM works only for them. The Prime Minister has not been truthful. He must explain why a contract was taken from HAL and given to a businessman who has never in his life built a plane. I know the PM can’t look into my eyes.”
Looking at PM Modi’s face and his body language Rahul said, “Prime Minister Modi is nervous to the extent that he is is not able to look into my eyes. I don’t know what happened, or who he spoke to, but the PM went to France and magically made the price of a helicopter Rs 16,000 crore. The Defence Minister said she will announce the deal, but later said details cannot be provided as India has a secrecy pact with the French government.”
” I can see him smiling. But there’s a touch of nervousness in the gentleman and he is looking away from me. I can understand that. He cannot look into my eyes, I can see that because the Prime Minister has not been truthful,” Rahul said.
Rahul divulged to the House that he personally met French President and he told him that there is no secret pact between the two governments.
“I have met the French President and asked him if there’s any such pact between Indian and French governments and he denied it. He also told me that he has no objection in saying this and the whole government can know about it,” Rahul said .
“Everybody understands and sees the amount of money which goes into the marketing of the Prime Minister of India,”Rahul Gandhi said in Lok Sabha.
Rahul attacked Modi on all issues and said that the country is suffering from BJP’s ‘jumla strike’ of fake promises and assurances given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.