Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hit back at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for slamming PM Modi on Rafale while repeating his ‘chor’ comment. Taking a swipe at Congress and its President, Yogi Adityanath, while speaking to reporters, said, “everyone knows who is the thief”.
“Congress is the reason why the banks are in bad state today. Everyone knows who is the real thief,” said the UP Chief Minister.
Stepping up attack on Gandhi Yogi Adityanath said that Rahul Gandhi is not aware about a lot of things as “he speaks from whatever script is given to him”.
Further, while hailing the ruling BJP and criticising Congress, Yogi Adityanath said, “Congress was in power for the longest period of time, still it failed to provide housing to the poor. Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Prime Minister. PM Modi has given houses to 11 lakh poor families through Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme.”
Yogi Adityanath attacked Rahul Gandhi after the latter accused PM Modi of corruption,saying, “For the first time a French ex-president is calling an Indian Prime Minister a thief."
Repeating his ‘chor’ attack at the Prime Minister, Gandhi said, “It's the question of Prime Minister's dignity, it's the question of future of jawans, army and soldiers, it's a question of defence. There was a one-on-one meeting between French president and Prime Minister Modi and in the meeting, the French president was told that the contract will go to Anil Ambani. Now, people know that Desh Ka Chowkidar Chor Hai (Country's watchman is thief)."
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence has issued yet another statement on Rafale controversy, reiterating that the Government of India had no role as far as selecting the offset partner for the commercial deal is concerned. The statement has also mentioned that Dassault Aviation and Reliance were on the brink of striking a deal back in the year 2012 too when UPA was in power. While dubbing the row around Rafale as “unnecessary controversies, the MoD said the statement purportedly made by the former French President, Francois Hollande, concerning the selection of Reliance Defence as the Offset partner by Dassault, the manufacturers of Rafale aircraft needs to be seen in its full context.