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Nirmala Sitharaman Retaliates At Rahul Gandhi For His 'Open Book Rafale Deal Exam' Tweet For PM Modi

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

Following a heated argument that unfolded in the Parliament over the controversial Rafale deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has taken a jibe at Congress president for posing a list of questions to Prime Minister Modi on Twitter. 

In a tweet, she cited Rahul Gandhi to be 'a student who failed in the classroom' hinting at Congress president's silence after Arun Jaitley retailiated to his allegations in the Parliament on Wednesday. 

Rahul Gandhi earlier tweeted four questions to Prime Minister Modi revolving around Rafale deal and posed a question that would the Prime Minister show up or send a proxy. 

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Responding to that tweet, Union Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman mocked the Congress president of 'failing in the classroom and boasting from outside'

Stepping up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday held a press conference after the Lok Sabha session and used a purported audio clip to allege that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is "blackmailing" Modi with a file on the Rs 58,000 crore jet deal "lying in his bedroom".

Demanding answers from the prime minister on Parrikar's purported claim, Gandhi asked if this was the reason why a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe was not being ordered. He said the entire country wants Modi to answer these questions.

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Attacking the prime minister, Gandhi said, "The person who went to France with all pomp and show, he can't reply and stand in Parliament, but it is finance minister who is being made to reply."

Repeating his allegation that "chowkidar chor hai", Gandhi said a JPC probe would clear throw two names -- Anil Ambani and Narendra Modi.