New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court on petitions seeking an SIT probe in Rafale deal, the BJP on Friday accused the Congress of using the issue for political advantage, reported ANI.
Addressing the media, BJP President Amit Shah said, “The truth has won. Unfortunately, people were being misled by the country’s oldest party. It was a campaign spearheaded by the Congress President for political gains. It is (the verdict) a slap on politics of lies.”
Shah also demanded that Congress President Rahul Gandhi apologise to the nation for his allegations. “Rahul Gandhi ji should apologize to the nation for misleading people. I want to ask Rahul ji what was the source of information on the basis of which he made such big allegations?”
The BJP chief also sounded a word of caution and said, “Suraj ke oopar kitna bhi keechad ya kitni bhi mitti ucchal lein vo swayam pe hi girti hai. Aage se vo (Rahul Gandhi) aise bachkaane aarop se bachein.”
Responding to the Congress on there being proof on foul play in the Rafale deal, Shah said, “If the Congress had all the proof, why did they not go to the Supreme Court with it? Their B team was already there. The JPC is formed only when there is a discussion in the house (Parliament), I challenge the Congress for a discussion on it.”
Earlier, Shah took to Twitter to attack the Congress for raking up the controversy. He said, “Truth always triumphs. Court’s judgement on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by the Congress President for political gains.”
Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also demanded an apology from Rahul, accusing him of trying to mislead public over Rafale fighter jets deal for political benefit. His statement came a few hours after the Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the deal. Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the apex court said that it did not find any material to show commercial favouritism.
Speaking in Lok Sabha during Winter Session proceedings, Singh said, “Congress President tried to mislead public for political benefit, and maligned Indian image globally, he should apologise to the house and to the people of the country. He thought ‘Hum to doobe hain sanam tum ko bhi le doobenge’.”