The political war-fare is been increasing day by day on the Rafale deal controversy. The ruling party and the opposition are in the constant fight to find a way out of this scam. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi had said on Friday that Sitharaman evaded his questions on the controversial Rafale deal. Dismissing these allegations Nirmala Sitharaman denied these and said that he is misleading the nation.
Slamming the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman for lying in front of the parliament on the Rafale deal, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demands defence minister’s resignation.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted saying that, “When you tell one lie, you need to keep spinning out more lies, to cover up the first one. In her eagerness to defend the PM’s Rafale lie, the RM (Raksha Mantri) lied to Parliament. Tomorrow, RM must place before Parliament documents showing 1 Lakh crore of Govt orders to HAL. Or resign.”
Gandhi questioned her over a Times of India report that said that India’s leading defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is keenly awaiting formalisation of orders adding up to Rs 1 lakh crore mentioned by Sitharaman during the discussion on the Rafale fighter deal in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Senior management official from the HAL supported the cause of not even giving a single formality or giving a single rupee has not been released to the company.
After these questions, Defence Minister replied to it by tweeting him to check the entire report on The Times Of India where it was mentioned that, “Sitharaman did not claim the orders were signed, saying they were in the works”.
The Twitter kept on growing and later a tweet popped from the minister’s office of Nirmala Sitharaman saying Rahul Gandhi to start from abc’s.
Rahul Gandhi states that the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is trying to dodge his questions on the Rafale Deal controversy. However, Sitharaman dismissed all the allegations and states that Rahul is trying to mislead the whole nation.