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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 1:44 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 1:44 AM (IST)

Modi corrupt, must step down: Rahul

Modi corrupt, must step down: Rahul
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Mukesh Aggarwal

New Delhi, October 11

In his fiercest attack so far on the government over the Indo-French Rafale jet deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was corrupt and should resign if he could not respond.

Relying on documents a French media portal claimed to have accessed from Rafale maker Dassault Aviation, Gandhi alleged that Modi had given a contract of Rs30,000 crore to industrialist Anil Ambani who is in debt. He said: “There are allegations that Modi has indulged in corruption and he should resign if he can’t respond.”

Recalling Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign in which he spoke against UPA, Gandhi said the PM had forgotten all his promises to the people. “He had promised to be a watchdog of India’s interests but he is now doing chowkidaari of Anil Ambani,” Gandhi alleged.

The Congress chief also questioned the visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to France, saying she had gone abroad to “put pressure on Dassault and silence them”. “What can be a clearer message?” he asked. — TNS

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