Modi is Prime Minister of industrialists not India: Gaurav Gogoi
SHILLONG | Dec 18, 2018:
Debates over the Rafale deal between the Congress and the ruling BJP continues to rock the nation as there seems to be no end to this "blame-game" anytime soon.
A day after Tripura Chief Minister and BJP leader, Biplab Kumar Deb demanded an open apology from AICC Chief Rahul Gandhi for "misleading" the nation and "defaming" India over the issue, the Congress was quick to hit back and said that the Apex Court should penalize the BJP for "misleading" the Government on this whole deal.
While urging the Supreme Court to withdraw its judgment over the Rafale deal, AICC spokesperson, Gaurav Gogoi said "We would want the Apex Court to withdraw its judgment on the Rafale deal. It looks like that Supreme Court has been hoodwink by the Government."
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Gogoi,who is also a Congress MP from Assam, said this while addressing media persons in Shillong today.
The AICC spokesperson said that the party also reiterates its demand for a JPC probe into the deal. "We would also like the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to depose himself before JPC," he stated.
The AICC spokesperson further questioned as to why the BJP is shying away from constituting a JPC probe into this matter.
Reacting to the statement of Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb, Gogoi said that the BJP and RSS are "master of lies" since the allegations of the AICC president Rahul Gandhi on this issue cannot be termed as an international conspiracy.
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"This is a domestic conspiracy between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Business tycoon, Anil Ambani," the AICC spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, Gogoi said that the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2019 is the battle between the people of this country against the industrialists supported by Modi.
"Modi is not the PM of the country but he is the PM of 15-20 industrialists," he said.
It may be mentioned that Rafale issue has for the past 5 days created ruckus in both houses of the Parliament with continuous adjournments over the issues and no results.