Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 14
The ruling BJP on Thursday took on the Congress and its former chief Rahul Gandhi, asking its leader to apologise to the country and the BJP for "misleading and telling lies" on the Rafale fighter jet deal.
The Congress has always compromised on national security, Law Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said accusing the Congress and Gandhi of running a "prayojit karyakram", a sponsored programme on Rafale.
"It was indeed the lowest form of political discourse when Rahul Gandhi stopped to a new low of misquoting the Supreme Court," he said on the Supreme Court verdicts related to Rafale and Gandhi.
Listing out various "lies" spoken by Gandhi in his election rallies and the floor of the Parliament, Prasad said, "Gandhi deliberately misquoted the SC and carried out a campaign against India's honest Prime Minister and degraded the country in the world."
"You may have apologised to the Supreme Court to save yourself from contempt proceedings but will you be able to look into the eyes of the people for your shameful conduct, that is why you need to apologise to the nation," he said.
Prasad said the whole campaign was "shrouded in deeply suspicious circumstances", questioning Gandhi on whose behest he ran the campaign. "His campaign against the PM did not appear to be an attempt to stop corruption but help those who did not get the contract," Prasad said.
All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate. The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Landmark day for India, its ethos of compassion and brotherh...
7 vehicles crash one after another near Bandala village
BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) sells produce to CCI, others go for pvt a...
Tajinder Pal, Suresh Kumar, Kirpal Singh hog limelight
Each individual will be allowed to use 15 GB per month
Rally organised against education policy; DTC bus vandalise...
To discuss issues related to development grants, sealing of ...
South Asian Games
It was undesirable, will apprise SAD chief of matter: Grewal
Education Minister denies charges, teachers indifferent
Not even a single industrial unit has NOC from Fire Dept, MC...