Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, today, accused that Congress putting national security in jeopardy by raising a brouhaha over the deal to purchase Dassault Rafale multirole jet fighter aircraft. Addressing media along with defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman, he came down with a stinging attack on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his party, accusing them of coming up with “falsehoods” and “fiction writing”
He lamented that every figure put out by Rahul Gandhi is false. If honest deals in the interest of national security are brought under a cloud, he deplored that our civil servants and officers of defence forces will think 10 times before going forward with processes in the larger security interests of the country.
The Finance Minister expressed concern that the entire imaginary thought process, fiction writing, that one person had decided it, that there was no price negotiation committee, no contract negotiation committee, no Defence Acquisition Council, no Cabinet Committee on Security.