Rajnath says Congress trying political mileage in Rafale deal

Varta Mitra News

Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh swing into action in defence of Narendra Modi governmetn, which is under attack from the Congress on Rafale fighter aircraft deal and asserted that there need not be any room for doubt on this deal following “clarifications” from former French president Francois Hollande.

Moreover, he accused the Congress of trying to gain political mileage over the issue  with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections next year. “The opposition does not have any issue left so it is raking up Rafale deal issue,” he added.

“After clarifications from Hollande there is no room for any doubt about the deal. The Congress is making it an issue to gain political mileage in 2019 Lok Sabha polls,” Singh said.

Hollande, who was French president when the Rs 58,000 crore deal was announced, was quoted as saying by French publication ‘Mediapart’ that France was given “no choice” on selection of the Indian partner for Dassault and the Indian government proposed the name of Reliance as offset partner for the French aerospace giant.

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