NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today alleged there was certainly a “scam” in the controversial Rafale jet deal with France and accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of doing a “flip-flop” on the secrecy clause.
Gandhi also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, alleging he “squirms” when asked about the prices of the fighter aircraft.
“Our Defence Minister said she would, but now she won’t. She flip flops between “it’s-not-a-secret” & “it’s-a-BIG-secret”. The PM squirms when asked about the price of RAFALE and refuses to look me in the eye. Sure smells like a scam. #RAFALEscam (sic),” he tweeted.
Gandhi’s fresh attack on the Government over the deal comes two days after he told Parliament during the debate on no-confidence motion that French President had conveyed to him that there was no problem in sharing details relating to the Rafale, contrary to what the Government has been saying. (AGENCIES)