New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to tell Anil Ambani “there’s a big problem in France”. Rahul’s tweet came a day after a leading website revealed that Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment had made a deal to produce a film with Hollande’s partner and actor Julie Gayet two days before India and France signed the Memorandum of Understanding in 2016.
“Globalised corruption. This #Rafale aircraft really does fly far and fast! It’s also going to drop some big bunker buster bombs in the next couple of weeks. Modi Ji, please tell Anil, there is a big problem in France,” the Congress President said.
A few days before, the Reliance Group Chairman had said that Rahul Gandhi has been misled and misdirected by a malicious campaign by corporate rivalry and hence has been levelling charges against him in the Rafale deal. “I have termed these attacks as baseless and unfortunate,” Ambani said.
Rahul Gandhi had on Thursday again hit back at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that the government was “scared to face people” and alleged that it had refused a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Rafale fighter jet deal. “Dear Jaitley, I guess your boss (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) refused to hold a JPC on the great Rafale robbery? Too much to hide, too scared to face the people, I suppose…” Gandhi said in a tweet.
The Congress President’s tweet came hours after the Union Finance Minister attacked him over the Rafale deal. “Rahul Gandhi has not read my question: The fully weaponised Rafale aircraft’s 2016 price is 20 per cent cheaper than the 2007 offer. This is what the 2015 statement of the PM and the French President refers to as ‘on terms better than the 2007 offers’,” Jaitley said in a tweet.