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WATCH: In Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha Constituency Amethi, PM Modi Tears Into Congress For Sitting On Rafale Deal For Years

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his relentless attack on the Congress party for spreading lies on the Rafale deal
  • PM Modi suggested that Congress is unable to digest the fact that there are no middlemen involved in Rafale deal signed by the Modi government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued his relentless attack on the Congress party for spreading lies on the Rafale deal and accused them of paying no heed to the request of the Indian Air Force when they were in power between 2004 and 2014.

Addressing a massive rally in Amethi - the bastion of Congress and the Gandhi family - PM Modi launched a host of development projects for the constituency in Uttar Pradesh. It was during this very speech that he pulled up the grand old party for raising non-existent objections on the Rafale deal.

"Since decades, there was demand for fighter jets by the Indian Air Force. But how can we expect those with bad intentions to listen to the requests of the Air Force. These people, for years, sat on the Rafale deal.....It is the hard work of this government that in the next few months, first Rafale jet will be on the Indian airspace. But these people, for their own fortunes, are trying new tricks in making sure that the deal fails," he said.

He then went onto accuse the Opposition led by Congress of spreading falsehood about the Rafale deal even after a number of institutions and individuals certified that there was no corruption.

"Right from SC to CAG, every organization has said that the Indian government has made the right decision at the right time at the right price for the benefit of the country. But these people keep on lying," the Prime Minister also mentioned.

Explaining his point, PM Modi suggested that Congress is unable to digest the fact that there are no middlemen involved in Rafale deal signed by the Modi government. He also accused Congress of not completing the deal during its tenure owing to the failure of not getting a commission.

The Congress president has been trying to build a narrative that there is "corruption" in the Rafale deal as part of his election campaign against the BJP. Over and over again, he has been making efforts to suggest that PM Modi had benefited his 'friend' Anil Ambani to a tune of Rs 30,000 crores by awarding his company the offset partnership in the Rafale deal.

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