The Congress party has replied to Union finance Minister Arun Jaitley ‘s charges on the Rafale jet deal . Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his reply targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his tweet. He demanded a JPC probe to sort the matter out .
Mr Jaitley, thanks for bringing the nation’s attention back to the GREAT #RAFALE ROBBERY! How about a Joint Parliamentary Committee to sort it out? Problem is, your Supreme Leader is protecting his friend, so this may be inconvenient. Do check & revert in 24 hrs. We’re waiting!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 29, 2018
This comes after Arun Jaitley had termed the Congress party’s charges on the Rafale deal “complete falsehood”, in a Facebook blog post.
Later on during a press briefing, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari too asked questions from the government over the deal .
Tewari said that a joint statement by India and France completely demolished the “very feeble defence” sought to be put by the Minister.
“In Modi government, collective responsibility is that no Minister has the responsibility of his own Ministry. This is the most peculiar form of government functioning we have seen. The timing of the Finance Minister’s defence of Rafale when the RBI is releasing data on demonetisation. It will not be wrong to say that the Minister is trying to cover one scandal with another scandal,” Tewari said.
He said the party has been consistently demanding a JPC probe into the Rafale deal.