Rahul hits back at Modi, says No word on Rafale deal, Employment in PM’s speech

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 7: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he spoke for more than one hour but didn’t speak a word on Rafale deal, farmers or employment for youth.

Speaking to media outside Parliament, Gandhi said he can understand that before 2014 Modi was blaming the Congress for everything, but even after four years rule he was still questioning the opposition instead of giving answers to the people from the floor of the House.

“I can understand that before 2014, the Prime Minister was talking about the 70 years of Congress rule. But today, the BJP is in government, Modi is the Prime Minister not opposition,” the Congress President stated, minutes after Modi ended his speech in the Lok Sabha, in which he fiercely targeted the Congress, during his reply on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Speech.

“He can talk about this in a public meeting, but in Parliament, you have to answer to the nation,” Gandhi asserted.

The Congress President raised questions on the details of the Rafale fighter jet deal, alleging corruption, on the farmers’ issues and employment generation in the country.

“There is corruption in the Rafale deal, Prime Minister should speak on that,” Gandhi said.

The Prime Minister, in his more than one and a half hour long speech, questioned the previous Congress-led government and blamed them for “hastily” bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.

BJP ally Telugu Desam Party was staging a protest in the House as the Prime Minister came to reply. The TDP members later returned to their seats, but opposition continued to protest.


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