New Delhi: The controversy regarding Rafale deal refuses to cease as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah kicked up a storm questioning if the Opposition Congress was forming an ‘International Mahagatbandhan’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read - 9 PM 9 Minutes: President, Vice President, Ministers Light up Lamps, Vow to Fight Coronavirus Together
Shah’s tweet read, “Rahul Gandhi says ‘Modi Hatao’, Pakistan says ‘Modi Hatao’. Now Pakistan also supports Rahul Gandhi’s baseless allegations against PM Modi. Is Congress forming an International Mahagathbandhan against PM Modi?” Also Read - 9 PM, 9-Minute: India Gears up For 'Diya Jalao' Challenge; PM Modi, Shah Remind Citizens to Turn Off Lights Tonight
Shah’s tweet came after Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcast Fawad Chaudhury tweeted in response to Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s tweet over Rafale deal which read- “The PM and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a One Hundred & Thirty Thousand Crore, SURGICAL STRIKE on the Indian Defence forces. Modi Ji, you dishonoured the blood of our martyred soldiers. Shame on you. You betrayed India’s soul.”
Chaudhury alleged in his tweet that Gandhi’s tweet over Rafale explained that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) itself led an attack against Pakistan.
The Twitter thread got interesting after Shah responded to Chaudhury’s tweet and said that both Congress and Pakistan have a single agenda of ousting PM Modi from power. He went on to say that by the likes of the conversation it seemed that both of them had joined hands as Pakistan was supporting Gandhi’s baseless allegations against PM Modi.
Earlier today, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the PM had betrayed India’s soul by making a negotiation that borders on corruption. Speaking in reference to Rafale deal, Gandhi said that it is a shame that for the first time in Indian history an ex-French President called ‘our PM a thief’. He asked PM Modi to clarify his stand as it is the question of the dignity of the PM’s office, the question of the future of the country’s soldiers’, airforce and defence.
Later on Saturday evening, former France president François Hollande reiterated his statement on the selection of Reliance Defence as India Offset partner in Rafale deal saying that his country “did not choose Reliance in any way”. BJP ministers have lashed back at Gandhi saying his allegations are false and motivated but till now PM Modi has maintained his silence over the whole controversy.