‘Hundred Lies to Hide One Truth’: Congress, BJP Spar After AG Takes U-Turn, Says Rafale Papers Not Stolen
New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Attorney General KK Venugopal’s declare that the Rafale documents were no longer stolen from the Defence Ministry with the opposition celebration dubbing it a “lie” and the ruling birthday celebration slamming Rahul Gandhi for his attack at the authorities over the difficulty. The heated alternate between the Congress and the BJP got here after Venugopal said that the Rafale files had been not stolen from the Defence Ministry and that what he intended in his submission before the Supreme Court become that petitioners inside the application used “photocopies of the unique” papers, deemed mystery by using the authorities. Reacting to the remarks, BJP chief Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi pronouncing: “Lies and Rahul Gandhi are synonymous. In this chain, he had the day gone by stated that Rafale’s documents have disappeared from the Defence Ministry. However, these days it has emerged as clean that no documents had disappeared. Another lie of Rahul Gandhi is in front of the general public.”
“Sometimes he lies approximately the inspiration stone laying of the Ordnance Factory in Amethi, once in a while he lies approximately loan waiver, every so often he lies about the Congress’s role within the Sikh riots, on occasion he lies approximately assembly the Chinese ambassador at some point of the time of Doklam, and sometimes he lies approximately the price of fruit and greens,” Shah said in a chain of tweets. He alleged that Rahul Gandhi “lies habitually” and presently has no credibility in Indian politics. On the Rafale issue itself, Rahul Gandhi has spoken over a dozen lies, Shah claimed. “On Rafale’s charge, French prime minister, meeting Manohar Parrikar… He has lied on the whole lot.
Moreover, he also lied within the temple of democracy — Parliament,” the BJP chief alleged. Reacting to Venugopal’s feedback, Congress’s leader spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the government whose Attorney General does no longer recognise the distinction between robbery of defence ministry documents and photocopies, is claiming that the country is in safe arms. “Art of serving hundred lies to hide one truth! Yesterday in Supreme Court — Rafale documents were stolen. Today — Photocopies of Rafale documents were stolen,” he tweeted. “Modi ji, What’s the ‘duplicity’ for tomorrow? Now every not possible lie is viable,” he said. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a tweet, cited Venugopal’s comments that the Rafale documents had been now not stolen from the Defence Ministry and that what he intended in his submission before the Supreme Court changed into that petitioners within the utility used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed mystery by means of the government. Shah, in his tweets, additionally said: “Insult of Iron Man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who symbolizes solidarity and integrity of the country, is nothing new for the Congress. Rahul Gandhi referred to as India-made Sardar Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ as ‘Made in China’.” Shah alleged that to grab the votes of farmers, Rahul made a “false promise” of debt waiver. Gandhi had promised that if inside ten days the farmers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh aren’t given debt waiver, the CM might be changed, he claimed. “So far, even loans of 10% farmers have no longer been waived and now he says to say that debt remedy isn’t the solution,” Shah said. Venugopal’s feedback within the apex court docket on Wednesday that Rafale fighter jet deal files have been stolen induced a political row, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi focused on the government over stealing of such touchy papers and looking for criminal research. “I am informed that the opposition has alleged what changed into argued (in SC) turned into that files were stolen from the Defence Ministry. This is thoroughly wrong. The announcement that documents had been stolen is wrong,” he advised PTI, in an obvious harm-manage exercising. Venugopal said the application filed using Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushant, seeking from the court a assessment of its verdict disregarding pleas for a probe into in opposition to the Rafale deal, had annexed 3 files which had been photocopies of the original.