Hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Parliament and demanded that the details of the Rafale Deal be made public, Republic World has accessed a clinching document proving that UPA’s Defence Minister AK Antony himself had denied the divulging of information on the purchase of a “range of missiles from Israel” in October 2007.
While Rahul Gandhi criticised Prime Minister Modi today for keeping the details of the Rafale Defence Deal “secret”, it was exactly on those grounds that A.K. Antony refused to answer then- CPI(M) MP.
In response to Sitaram Yechury’s written question on another Defence Deal with Israel, then Defence Minister in the UPA AK Antony said, “Divulging details in this regard on the floor of the House would not be in the interest of national security”.
The Congress President had earlier tweeted and later reiterated outside Parliament about why “informing Parliament about the price (of the deal) is a national security threat”.
As AK Antony’s official response clean bowls Rahul Gandhi, should the Congress President respond on his party holding different standards for the BJP than they did themselves?