New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi called out Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman for changing her stance on the subject of revealing the cost of Rafale fighter aircrafts. In a tweet, Gandhi wrote, “Tweet- Q. Why did the Raksha Mantri change her stance from:I will reveal the price of the RAFALE planes in Nov 2017 to the price is a state secret in Feb 2018
B. To protect Modiji
C. To protect Modiji’s friend
D. All of above.”
Congress president regularly taking up this issue. Earlier in the day, he interacted with the reporters,””I asked the Prime Minister three questions-cost of jets, if they asked cabinet committee on security about it, and why was contract snatched from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and given to a businessman? But got no answers.”
Gandhi further commented on the speech of Prime Minister Modi which he gave in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, “but wasn’t interested in answering fundamental questions.”
Few days ago, Gandhi broached the subject of government’s secrecy over the deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets, and alleged deal was a huge scam carried out by the Narendra Modi-led government.