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Rahul Gandhi slams Shah for calling opposition parties animals

09 April 2018

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reacted to Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah's remarks equating opposition leaders with animals, and called his remarks as a "disrespectful statement" that "reflect his mentality".

The Opposition alleged that the fighter jets are being bought at a price higher than what was negotiated in the previous multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) deal under which 126 fighter jets were to be bought, and included a number of fighters being assembled in India. PM's friends race to tie up STRATEGIC partners. The order would be worth between $9-13 billion (Rs 584-844 billion) making it the world's biggest worldwide fighter buy.

"1100 Cr (11 billion) per plane or 36,000 Cr (360 billion) i.e 10 pc of our Defence budget, in the pocket".

In an interaction with a few journalists over breakfast, he said the people of South India and north-east India, minorities, Dalits, and entrepreneurs were being discriminated against. "We will listen to your mann ki baat and give a government that will look after your interests", the Congress president said. The Congress has also been demanding the Centre to disclose the price of the deal but the Modi-led government has always denied the request saying, "The price of the jets can not be revealed in the interest of national security".

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he called a re-tendering of an approximately Dollars 15 billion fighter jet deal. Hailing the Chief Minister, Gandhi said "Now, when we get the government in Delhi, we will learn from the Karnataka government because the person doing the most hard work should be rewarded the most".

Dismissing Rahul's allegations, Arun Jaitley said, UPA's new strategy is to manufacture corruption charges. Rahul Gandhi is in poll-bound Karnataka on the fifth round of visit and he was addressing a rally in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts as he spoke to the reporters. The politician was campaigning in Karnataka as part of his election tour and a fan of the leader can be seen holding a attractive garland.

The Congress president began his tour by visiting Kudumalai Ganesha temple at Mulabagilu and will later take part in a road show.

He is scheduled to address supporters at a public meeting in the city's Krishna Vihar Palace Ground at 5 pm on Sunday.

Rahul Gandhi slams Shah for calling opposition parties animals