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  • 7:09 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: I asked the Lok Sabha Speaker can I play the tape, Speaker refused to allow me to play it, so there was no question of authenticity of the tape there. Congress has already played it. Also, there might be other tapes as well

  • 7:06 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: I would very much like to have a debate with PM Modi over Rafale. Just give me 20 minutes with the PM, one on one, and everything will be clear. He doesn’t have thee guts to come in front of you, says Rahul Gandhi.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: “One thing I found very surprising and interesting in his interview yesterday was that PM said the allegation is not against me personally. What world is the PM living in?” says Rahul Gandhi

  • 6:58 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: Whose decision was to swell the aircraft price from Rs 526 crore to Rs 1,600 crore, asks Rahul Gandhi. He further asks Anil Ambani, who never manufactured an aircraft while HAL has been manufacturing aircrafts for the last 70 years, whose decision was to sideline HAL

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: They keep asking where does Congress get the 1600 cr per aircraft figure, let me tell you from where. Jaitley ji in his speech in Parliament had said the deal is 58000 cr, so divide this by 36, what figure do you get? 1600 cr, says Rahul Gandhi

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi said Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is blackmailing the Prime Minister with the confidential documents he allegedly holds on the Rafale deal.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: Slamming Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s reply in the Lok Sabha today, Rahul Gandhi said, “You told the nation in your speech that it is Rs 58 thousand crore deal, dividing it by 36 planes, each plane amounts to Rs 1600 crore.”


  • 6:49 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: PM Modi has personally provided Ambani a profit of Rs 30,000 crore, says Rahul Gandhi. He further alleges that Arun Jaitley is shielding PM Modi’s lies.

  • 6:48 PM IST

    Rafale Row Live Updates: Rahul Gandhi hits back at Arun Jatiley for his ‘kindergarten arithmetic’ jibe, says 500, 1600 numbers were given by Jaitley himself.

  • 6:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is addressing a press conference over the ongoing controversy on the Rafale fighter jet deal. Also Read - Prove Corruption Charges or Face Criminal Defamation Suit, Narayanasamy Hits Back at Amit Shah

Earlier today, sparks flew between the Congress and the Government Wednesday over Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s purported claim he had a file on the Rafale jet deal “lying in his bedroom” and Rahul Gandhi making an attempt in the Lok Sabha to play an audio tape purportedly of a Goa minister regarding this matter. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Enjoys Palm Fruit With Locals in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, Video Goes Viral | Watch

As tempers ran high in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the tape is “false and fabricated”, asking the Congress president if he can authenticate. Jaitley also asserted that Gandhi may have to face privilege motion and even expulsion in case the tape turns out to be fabricated. Also Read - Boxer Vijender Singh Hails Rahul Gandhi's Fitness, Lauds Congress Leader's Abs; Twitter Asks For Health Tips

Parrikar on his part termed the audio clip cited by the Congress on the Rafale deal as a desperate attempt to fabricate facts after the Supreme Court exposed the “lies” of the opposition party.

No such discussion as cited in the audio clip ever came up during the Cabinet or any other meeting, said Parrikar, who was the defence minister when India and France signed a deal for the purchase of fighter aircraft from France.