Crystal Clear That The Prime Minister Stole Rs 30,000 Cr of Your Money & Gave it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi
"This Rs 30,000 crore could have been given to your families," he added.
Addressing the media on Friday, February 8 Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched a full-frontal attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in light of the The Hindu report that shows that the Ministry of Defence had objected to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) running parallel negotiations with the French side and undermining the Indian team’s position.
“We’ve been saying for a year now that the Prime Minister is directly involved in the Rafale scam and today in The Hindu newspaper, it is black and white that the PM himself had been carrying out a parallel negotiation with the French.” He added, “We have been saying there should be a JPC, an inquiry. Now the Ministry itself has said, “we may advise PMO that any Officers who are not part of Indian Negotiating Team may refrain from having parallel parlays,” quoting the Defence Ministry’s note as revealed by The Hindu.
He addressed soldiers and youth in the country saying, “This is about your future. You are the defenders, protectors. You die us. It is clear that the PM has bypassed the process. It is now black and white that the PM himself was carrying out parallel negotiations with the French.”
He said that it was now crystal clear that the PM stole Rs 30,000 Crore of the public’s money and gave it to Anil Ambani. “This 30,000 crore could have been given to your families,” he added.
The Congress chief said that the current Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also lied and that the Former French President has admitted that he was made to choose Anil Ambani by PM Modi himself.
Gandhi also quoted the then Defence Secretary, G. Mohan Kumar’s note to the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saying, “It is desirable that such discussions be avoided by the PMO as it undermines our negotiating position seriously.” “It cannot be written stronger than this,” Gandhi commented.
He said that the PM was directly involved in conducting negotiations with the French side on the Rafale deal and was “guilty” in the scam.
Gandhi pointed out said that the Narendra Modi government had lied to the Supreme Court about a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report as no such report had been presented. He said that this raises a question mark on the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Rafale case.
Invoking the importance of truth, Gandhi urged journalists in India to show the country that “Chowkidar chor hai”. He said that he is forced to use such harsh words because it is the truth.
“You can investigate any of our members. Launch a probe against Robert Vadra, P Chidambaram or anyone in the party. But investigate Rafale deal,” he concluded.