BJP in reply to the charges levelled by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal has clearly dismissed all allegations. It asserted that the e-mail he cited to criticise the prime minister referred to some chopper deal and not the purchase of the fighter aircraft.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad , Speaking to reporters soon after Gandhi’s press conference, Prasad also took strong exception to the Congress leader charging Modi with “treason”. The BJP leader said his party had serious differences with former prime ministers, who came from the Gandhi family, over several “murky” defence deals signed during their term but never accused them of treason.
“He (Rahul Gandhi) has thrown muck at his own face by abusing our honest prime minister… We will expose his lies before the public,” he said.
Earlier , Gandhi accused Modi of acting as a “middleman” of Anil Ambani in the Rafale jet deal, as he cited the e-mail to claim the businessman was aware of the MoU before India and France signed it. He also accused Modi of “treason”