Soon after the Supreme Court dismissed the review petitions filed by Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha for lack of merit, netizens invoked the Bofors scam to remind Rahul Gandhi, who as then Congress President had based his entire campaign for 2019 general elections on imaginary Rafale scam.
BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya tweeted how Bofors legacy is exclusive to Rahul Gandhi’s family and that PM Modi is incorruptible.
Political survey agency Jan Ki Baat CEO Pradip Bhandari took to Twitter to say how Congress-led Opposition left no stone unturned ahead of elections in a bid to topple the government. However, it didn’t work.
Netizens even asked Rahul Gandhi how come he never invoked Rafale once the 2019 election results were out if Rafale was really a scam and he believed in it.
The then Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, ahead of 2019 elections, in Parliament had said that Bofors had brought down Congress government but Rafale will bring back the Modi government back.
During the run-up to 2019 elections, Congress-led Opposition had trained guns on PM Modi and often repeated the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe which then Congress President Rahul Gandhi had coined. However, the same has backfired.
In fact, the Supreme Court today while dismissing contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogan to the apex court also said that he needs to be careful in future.