New Delhi, Aug 11 : Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar said that his statement in Lok Sabha was meant to sought attention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards the high-profile Rafale deal and warned that he won’t allow Modi government to play with national security.
Jakhar asserted , “If Anil Ambani can make fighter jet without any experience, I can also do that.”Jakhar pointed out how a business like Ani Ambani , who has zero experience in making of fighter jets, can sign deal with France to built Rafale fighter jets that will defend our borders.
“Businessman Anil Ambani has zero experience of making any kind of aircraft, much less a fighter jet which is going to defend our borders. Hence, I said, if a person without any experience can make a fighter jet, then I can also do that. We will not let anyone play with the national security and lives of our brave soldiers,” Jakhar said.
“BJP government is trying to distract people from this issue. To emphasise this point, we wanted to draw their attention with help of a so-called replica of Rafale fighter jets. Won’t let Modi government play with national security, the Congress leader said.
Jakhar on Saturday claimed that his statement “he can make better Rafale” in Lok Sabha was misquoted.”My statement was misquoted. I used the replica of Rafale fighter ( used the paper plane in the Lower House) jet to convey a message to the present government that nation’s security is not a child’s play,” Jakhar said.
Senior Congress leader and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday led the Opposition’s protest against the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal in the Parliament premises.
The Congress party has demanded the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the alleged scam in the Rafale deal.
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers Sinha and Shourie on Wednesday alleged that the Rafale jet deal was “unilaterally” finalized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by violating mandatory procedures, and this defence scandal was “larger than any thus far”.