Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi government over Rafale deal

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has fired a fresh attack at the Narendra Modi government alleging corruption in the purchase of Rafale fighter jets

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has fired a fresh attack at the Narendra Modi government alleging corruption in the purchase of Rafale fighter jets from French aircraft manufacturing company Dassault Aviation.

Citing a media report titled 'CAG drops audit of Rafale offset deal', the Congress leader said "the money was stolen from the Indian exchequer. He also quoted Mahatma Gandhi in his tweet."Money was stolen from the Indian exchequer in Rafale. “Truth is one, paths are many.” Mahatma Gandhi (sic)," Gandhi tweeted.

1. Rahul Gandhi launched a fresh attack at the government over the purchase of Rafale fighter jets

Citing a media report titled 'CAG drops audit of Rafale offset deal', the Congress leader said "the money was stolen from the Indian exchequer. He also quoted Mahatma Gandhi in his tweet.

2. "The money was stolen from the Indian exchequer."- Rahul Gandhi

"Money was stolen from the Indian exchequer in Rafale. “Truth is one, paths are many.” Mahatma Gandhi (sic)," Gandhi tweeted.

3. “Truth is one, paths are many.” Mahatma Gandhi," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

His remarks came after a median report quoted top sources to claim that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) denied sharing information related to Rafale offset deals with the federal auditor.

4. Ministry of Defence denied sharing information related to Rafale offset deals with the federal auditor.

The CAG was earlier reportedly considering to audit 12 among the 32 offset deals inked by the French manufacturer with the Indian side.

5. The CAG was earlier reportedly considering to audit 12 among the 32 offset deals

As per the report, the Defence Ministry told the CAG that Dassault would be sharing details related to offset contracts only after three years of the deal. Notably, Reliance Defence of Anil Ambani group had bagged an offset contract as part of the Rafale fighter jets deal.

6. Defence Ministry told the CAG that Dassault would be sharing details related to offset contracts only after three years of the deal.

During the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign Rahul Gandhi constantly attacked the Modi government accusing it of being untruthful about the Rafale aircraft deal with France.

7. Rahul Gandhi has been accusing the Modi government of being untruthful about the Rafale deal

Rahul Gandhi had accused PM Modi of treason and corruption multiple times and alleged that he had acted as a middleman for industrialist Anil Ambani in the deal.

8. Rahul Gandhi had accused PM Modi of treason and corruption multiple times

He consistently used the phrase “chowkidar chor hai [the watchman is a thief]” during his campaign to accuse the  Prime Minister of corruption.

9. Rahul Gandhi continues to attack the government over the Rafale deal

Former Congress president has been aggressively raising questions about the coronavirus crisis, economy and migrants apart from the Rafale deal.Congress leader has attacked the government and declared the fight for truth on by quoting Mahatma Gandhi

10. Rahul Gandhi has declared the fight for truth by quoting Mahatma Gandhi

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