Saturday, April 4, 2020
Home Politics Rahul Gandhi says he will consult IAF before cancelling the Rafale deal if he...

Rahul Gandhi says he will consult IAF before cancelling the Rafale deal if he comes to power, but IAF has already spoken

Rahul Gandhi said, "I am an Opposition leader today, I don't know the details."

Also Read

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Rahul Gandhi’s lies on the Rafale deal have acquired legendary status over time. After his allegations were refuted by not only the government but also the Supreme Court, certain sections of the media, the Indian Air Force and even the French government, he still refuses to abandon his ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ narrative.

The Congress President, in his recent interview with News Nation, again displayed his ignorance of the entire matter. He demanded a debate with the Prime Minister over the Rafale deal. Then, after somebody movements which could only be described as mystifying, he said, “I am saying, I have to get books, I have to get books,” eliciting laughter from the interviewers although it was difficult to know whether they were laughing because Rahul Gandhi’s humour (guessing he was trying to be funny) or at him.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OL5D3Z-piY]

After repeating his usual lies on the matter, raking up the late Manohar Parrikar and the cropped The Hindu report and sneaking in accusations of bias against the interviewers in between, Rahul Gandhi was asked by the journalists when they were finally allowed to speak by the Congress President whether he intended to scrap the current deal and renegotiate it in its entirety. In response, Rahul Gandhi admitted that he did not have much knowledge on the matter.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

He said, “I am an Opposition leader today, I don’t know the details. Before scrapping the deal, I will have to consult with the Air Force. People who understand these things, I will have to ask them. Look, something or the other has happened. And the Prime Minister should have ordered an inquiry.”

As it turns out, senior officials within the IAF have already given their say on the matter. Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar said in an interview last year, “People are perhaps misinformed. We were a part of the commercial negotiations for Rafale. There is nothing like ₹30,000 crore to any one party. Dassault has to do offsets to a tune of ₹6,500 crore. Not more than that”.

Indian Air Chief B.S. Dhanoa, too, had defended the deal and said that the Supreme Court had given a fine verdict when it dismissed the petitions against the deal. He had said, “Who said we don’t need the Rafale? Government has said it is needed, we have said we need it”. Rafale is a game changer, it is a different level. When it comes into the subcontinent and in this particular sector, it will be the most advanced aircraft,” he added.

Recently, Rahul Gandhi was forced to apologize before the Supreme Court for claiming that the Court had said ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’. Despite the obvious setback, he hasn’t shied away from making allegations against Narendra Modi without knowing the details of the matter as he admitted himself in the interview.

In an interview with India Today, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi parivar had made it clear that his sole objective is to destroy the Prime Minister’s image. Thus far, however, his campaign of slander hasn’t seen such much success.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Latest News

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh develop closed-loop portable ventilator named as ‘Praan-Vayu’ for COVID-19 patients

The ‘Praan-Vayu’ Ventilator is based on controlled operation of the prime mover that delivers enough air to the patient.

Madhya Pradesh: Police register FIR against fruit vendor after a video of him contaminating the fruits with his saliva goes viral

The police registered the FIR against the fruit vendor on the basis of a complaint lodged by a youth named Bodhraj Tipta

Tablighi Jamaat members kept in Madhu resort in Agra throw tantrums, refuse to eat prescribed healthy food, demand spicy beef biryani

Tablighi Jamaat members are turning out to be quite a headache for the authorities and medical staffs

Karnataka: Muslim mob pelts stones at police officials after being stopped from offering mass namaz defying coronavirus lockdown

Muslim mob in Hubbali attacked police personnel with stone pelting when the cops tried to stop them from offering namaz en masse

No pills, Sharing unwashed utensils, washroom and water for Wuzu: How Tablighi Jamaat’s lifestyle made them super-spreaders

Man who had stayed at Delhi centre of Tablighi Jamaat said that poor community practices were reasons they emerged as 'super-spreader'

Recently Popular

“May Allah send a virus that kills 50 crores Indians”: Bengal Maulvi roared from the stage, video goes viral

May Allah send such a terrible virus to India that ten to twenty to fifty crore people die in India, the Maulvi said to an applauding crowd

Tablighi Jamaat members kept in Ghaziabad hospital roam naked in the ward, make lewd gestures toward female staff

The Chief Medical Officer of the District MMG Hospital in Ghaziabad has written a letter to the Ghaziabad police informing about criminal behaviour of the Jamaatis

Did you know that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund has always had the President of Congress party in its managing committee

After PM Modi launched PM CARES Fund, a lot has been discussed about similarities and differences between PM CARES Fund and PMNRF

Nasik police arrest Muslim man after video of him wiping his face with currency note and saying “Coronavirus is Allah’s punishment to you” went...

The man was seen saying that the coronavirus has no treatment because it is sent by ‘Allah’, while licking the notes

Ummah above gender: The Wire journalist refuses to believe nurses’ complaint about Tablighi Jamaatis harassing them

The Wire editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani has declared Tablighi Jamaatis innocent and indulges in Muslim victim-mongering, accusing nurses of lying

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us

217,364FansLike
271,158FollowersFollow
211,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements