New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday unleashed a barrage of attacks on the Congress party and its president Rahul Gandhi via tweets over the latter ‘getting disturbed if integrity issues of Rajiv Gandhi government are raised’. Also Read - EC Calls All-Party Meeting In Kolkata As COVID Cases Surge In Bengal, Discussion Over Poll Campaigns Likely
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Referring to Rahul Gandhi as ‘dynast’, Jaitley directed his ire at why questions on the Bofors scam still remain unanswered. He tweeted, “Why is Rahul Gandhi so disturbed if integrity issues of the Rajiv Gandhi Government are raised? Why did Ottavio Quattrocchi get kickbacks in Bofors? Who was the ‘Q’ connection? No reply has come.” Also Read - CBSE Board Exam 2021: Demand to Cancel Board Exams Grows Louder as Politicians, Actors Extend Support to Students. Check Latest Updates
Ottavio Quattrocchi was an Italian businessman accused to have been one of the middlemen in the Bofors deal inked by the Congress government led by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.
Arun Jaitley further quipped if Rahul Gandhi thought that he can continue to attack the Prime Minister and his integrity but will have no questions asked of him?
This reaction was an apparent dig at the Congress president for constantly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi on corruption charges in various deals struck under the NDA regime while referring to him as a ‘Chowkidar’ of the elite.
Earlier in the day, in response to PM Modi calling his late father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ‘Bhrashtachari No.1‘ at a rally, Rahul tweeted, “Modi Ji, The battle is over. Your Karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug. Rahul.”
Meanwhile, Jaitley also trained his guns at former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is also an economist and said:
Furthering his attack on Singh, Arun Jaitley said, “Dr. Manmohan Singh left behind in 2014 an economic slowdown, policy paralysis and corruption. He brought down his party to lowest ever strength in Parliament. India was a part of the fragile five.”
Manmohan Singh too earlier on Sunday launched a scathing attack at PM Narendra Modi by terming his five-year rule as ‘most traumatic and devastating’ for India’s youths, farmers, traders and every democratic institution.
“Five years of Modi Government is a sad story of governance and accountability failure. In the year 2014, Modiji came to power on the promise of ‘acche din’. His five years rule has ended up being the most traumatic and devastating for India’s youth, farmers, traders, businesses and every democratic institution,” he said in an interview to PTI. Click here to read the full interview