'Why didn't PM speak on Rafale deal in his one hour speech?' asks Rahul Gandhi
Reacting to PM Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday questioned PM's silence on Rafale deal.
Speaking to reporters minutes after PM Modi's speech Rahul said that "PM spoke for more than 1 hour but didn't speak a word on Rafale deal, or on farmers or on employment for youth. It was a totally political speech.
"We asked 3 questions to PM Modi, but he didn't answer one. PM is more concerned about bees and Bamboos," he said.
"I think Modiji has forgotten that he is the PM now, he should answer questions and not always accuse the opposition," he further said.
"Why doesn't Modi tell everyone the cost of buying Rafale fighter aircraft. Did he personally change the terms of deal?" he asked.
"I think Modi ji should introspect and answer when he is getting the 2 crore jobs that he promised to youth. Instead of attacking us, he would do well to talk waive off farmer loans," he said.
Nothing new in PM Modi's speech: Sonia Gandhi
Meanwhile, Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that there was nothing new in what PM Modi spoke today in the Parliament, adding that people were interested in knowing more about what the government was doing about jobs.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi, in his Parliament speech, launched a severe attack on the Congress. He accused the Congress for the Kashmir issue, policy paralysis, dynasty politics, and misleading people.
Declaring a full-fledged war on the Congress and preparing a pitch for Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi said Congress only served one family and not the nation.
In a scathing attack on the Congress, he said that had Sardar Patel been the first PM of the nation, Pakistan wouldn't have been able to take a part of Kashmir.