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‘PM making others answer for him', says Congress on Anil Ambani's letter to Rahul Gandhi

By Vikas

New Delhi, Aug 20: Taking a strong exception to Anil Ambani's letter to Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale deal, Congress leader Kumari Selja on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unable to answer the questions posed to him over the fighter aircraft deal, so he is making others answer for him.

Congress Kumari Selja (Image credit - ANI/Twitter)

Reliance Group earlier on Monday said its Chairman Anil Ambani has written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale fighter jet deal saying his party has been "misinformed, misdirected and misled" by "malicious vested interests and corporate rivals" on the issue.

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"Rahul ji did not say anything to defame him (Anil Ambani). He posed a question to PM who is unable to answer and is making others answer for him. Rahul ji had levelled allegations against the government, PM and they should answer," news agency ANI quoted Kumari Selja as saying.

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Rahul Gandhi had on July 23 alleged there was certainly a "scam" in the controversial Rafale jet deal with France and accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of doing a "flip-flop" on the secrecy clause.

Rahul has been attacking the government for inking the deal at a much higher price than the one the previous UPA regime had negotiated. 

[Certainly a scam, Rahul Gandhi reiterates on Rafale deal]

Ambani, who had first written to Gandhi on the issue in December, last week again wrote to him saying not a single component worth a single rupee is to be manufactured by his group for the 36 Rafale jets India is buying from France.

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