Hours after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attacked the Congress party over its Rafale scam charge, its President Rahul Gandhi put out a scathing tweet addressed to Jaitley, calling Rafale deal “the GREAT RAFALE ROBBERY”. Rahul Gandhi also asked for the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to sort the issue out.
Concluding his tweet, Gandhi asked Jaitley to revert in 24 hours.
The Congress President’s scathing tweet triggered a Twitter war of sorts as within minutes of his tweets, BJP National President Amit Shah issued a rebuttal, saying, “Why wait 24 hours when you already have your JPC-Jhoothi Party Congress.” (His moniker for JPC).
Shah also claimed that Gandhi’s quote on Rafale varies from place to place, mentioning, “but the nation’s IQ is higher than yours”, suggesting that the nation can see through Gandhi’s claim.
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Arun Jaitley also highlighted that Rahul Gandhi quoted "a price of Rs.700 Cr per aircraft in Delhi and Karnataka in April and May this year. In Parliament, he reduced it to Rs.520 Cr per aircraft, in Raipur he increased it to Rs.540 Cr."
Meanwhile, now Jaitley has also reacted to Rahul Gandhi's tweet over the formation of a JPC with a scathing series of tweets, bringing in the Bofors deal. Taking a swipe at him, Jaitley said that the Congress appointed a JPC in 1987 on Bofors deal, which reported of kickbacks in the deal, adding, but "the whole world rejected the findings of that JPC. Why a JPC to satisfy your falsehood?"
Issuing a rejoinder to Gandhi's question, Arun Jaitley said that he hasn't answered any of the questions he posed to him and that "those who resort only to falsehood" has no answers to questions.
Earlier in the day, the Union Minister had asked 15 questions, which reportedly exposed Congress party's falsehood on Rafale deal.