Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, 16 November, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter aircraft agreement, and asked the media why it did not question him for allegedly changing the “entire deal” to benefit a businessman.
He also asked why no questions were posed to the Prime Minister on Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose company the Congress has alleged has witnessed a quantum jump in turnover since the Modi government came to power.
I answer all your questions, whatever you ask me. Why don’t you question Prime Minister Modi on the Rafale deal, on Amit Shah’s son. Why don’t you question the Prime Minister, who changed the entire Rafale deal to help a businessman?Rahul Gandhi
He was speaking to reporters after the meeting of the newly formed All India Unorganised Workers Congress (AIUWC).
He expressed satisfaction over the formation of AIUWC, and said he felt good about interacting with them.
Earlier this week, the Congress accused the government of compromising national interest and security, while promoting “crony capitalism” and causing a loss to the public exchequer.
The BJP rubbished the allegation, claiming it was intended to "divert attention" as the party bigwigs faced the prospect of being questioned in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scandal.
Earlier in the day, he took a dig at Anil Ambani’s Reliance limited, which had in 2016 tied up with a French firm to manufacture aircraft components under PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.
(With inputs from PTI)