Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while speaking about the Supreme Court verdict on the Contempt case against Rahul Gandhi, took to Twitter to point out how some parties made allegations against the Rafale jet purchase. He also said that the politicians should be careful while making such comments.
The allegations made by certain political parties and their leaders in Rafale jet purchase were extremely unfortunate, unwarranted and laced with malicious intent.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 14, 2019
The verdict has rightly cautioned such politicians to be careful while making wild allegations.
Further, Singh also said that the allegations of corruption came forth only to malign the honest image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. In addition to that, he also said that the people will not forgive Congress for what it has done and that Congress should apologise to the nation for their wrongdoings.
The allegation of corruption in Rafale deal was nothing but an attempt to malign the clean & honest image of PM Modi & his Govt.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 14, 2019
The people of India will not forgive the Congress for their slanderous campaign and calumny. The Congress should apologise for misleading the people.
While saying that he wholeheartedly welcomes the Supreme Court judgement, Singh said that the purchase of the jets was done ina very transparent manner. He also said that the issues pertaining to defence preparedness and national security should never be politicised.
The purchase of Rafale jets was done in a completely transparent manner, keeping in mind the urgency to update and upgrade India’s defence preparedness.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 14, 2019
The issues pertaining to defence preparedness and national security should never be politicised.
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave relief to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi while also asking him to be careful from hereon. Justice SC Kaul, while reading out the SC judgement said that it was unfortunate that the contemnor had made such remarks and that he, holding such an important position, should have been more careful. Justice Kaul further observed that no court should be dragged into any political discourse. The contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi referred to his attributing the 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai' slogan to the top court.