CHANDIGARH, Dec 17: Addressing a press conference at the BJP Chandigarh headquarters here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this is a part of a well-rehearsed strategy of the Congress party that it cries “Rafale” but shies away from debate.
Dr Jitendra Singh alleged that under Rahul Gandhi, this has been a strategy followed by the Congress party for the last several sessions of the Parliament, wherein its leaders raise an issue and demand debate while speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House, but the moment the session of the House begins, they start disturbance, raise slogans, come to the Well of the House and ensure that the House does not function. This strategy, he said, is meant to misguide the people through TV bytes but, at the same time, discreetly avoid a full debate in the House of Parliament because of lack of evidence on their part.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, if the Congress party and its leadership is so confident of the stand taken by them, then why do they not approach the Supreme Court against its verdict or seek the review of the verdict.
Dr Jitendra Singh accused the Congress President Rahul Gandhi of not only misguiding the people of India and using uncivilized language while referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but has also committed the sin of compromising the security of the country and lowering the morale of the Security Forces by raising a question mark on a sensitive security issue, which, ideally, is not expected to be discussed in the public domain.
Calling upon Rahul Gandhi to tender an unconditional apology to the people of India, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to the Security Forces, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it is the Congress party, which owes to explain to the nation, why UPA Government failed to finalize the Rafale deal during ten years of their rule. Was it so because the ruling Congress party at that time was waiting for an opportunity to give the advantage of the deal to the family members or relatives of the ruling dynasty, he asked.