New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah, in a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi for attacking Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over Rafale deal, said that the ‘nation has a higher IQ’ than the Congress President. He also accused him of spreading lies.Also Read - Congress Supporter Threatens Self Immolation During Protest Against ACB Raids on Party MLA

Responding to a tweet by Rahul Gandhi in which he sought for a joint Parliamentary Committee on Rafale deal, Shah tweeted, “Why wait 24 hours when you already have your JPC-Jhoothi Party Congress. Your lies to fool the nation are self-evident when Rafale price you quote vary in Delhi, Karnataka, Raipur, Hyderabad, Jaipur & Parliament. But the nation’s IQ is higher than yours!” Also Read - Magnificent! Nitin Gadkari Shares Incredible Pictures of Goa-Karnataka NH17 Coastal Highway | Pics Inside

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Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and PM Narendra Modi over Rafale deal. “Mr Jaitley, thanks for bringing the nation’s attention back to the GREAT #RAFALE ROBBERY! How about a Joint Parliamentary Committee to sort it out? Problem is, your Supreme Leader is protecting his friend, so this may be inconvenient. Do check & revert in 24 hrs. We’re waiting!,” he tweeted.

On the other hand, Arun Jaitley termed the allegations by the Congress President as “factually false” and said that the Congress president gave seven different prices in different speeches with regard to the 2007 aircraft deal.

Jaitley accused the Congress of “peddling untruth” on the Rafale aircraft deal, saying the “false campaign” by the opposition party and its leader Rahul Gandhi was seriously compromising national security.

In the blog, he posed 15 questions to Gandhi and said the deal NDA government had entered into with France on April 10, 2015 for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets was on “better” terms than the one agreed to by the UPA government in 2007.

“I am asking these questions as his misadventure is impairing national interest and I hope Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party would respond immediately,” he wrote.