‘Deal saved thou­sands of crores for ex­che­quer’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

New Delhi: Union min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley on Sun­day dubbed Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi a “failed stu­dent” who was en­vi­ous of PM Modi and said the use of “half doc­u­ment” to at­tack the gov­ern­ment had fully de­stroyed the cred­i­bil­ity of the al­le­ga­tions against the Rafale deal.

“When its false­hood col­lapsed, a half doc­u­ment was pro­duced to per­pet­u­ate the false­hood. Lit­tle did the creators of this false­hood re­alise that the cost of pro­duc­ing half a doc­u­ment is loss of full cred­i­bil­ity,” Jait­ley wrote in a blog, re­fer­ring to Congress’s al­le­ga­tions that de­fence min­istry of­fi­cials had ob­jected to PMO in­ter- ven­tion in the deal.

He said the past two months had wit­nessed sev­eral fake cam­paigns and each one of them had failed to cut ice. “False­hood doesn’t have longevity. The ‘com­pul­sive con­trar­i­ans’ con­tin­ued to jump from one false­hood to an­other.

The Rafale deal not only strength­ens the com­bat abil­ity of the IAF but saved thou­sands of crores for the ex­che­quer,” the min­is­ter said. He said Rahul’s speeches on Rafale were based on a per­sonal ha­tred for the PM . “A failed stu­dent al­ways hates the class top­per. The con­text of the speeches points more to col­lege-level lumpeni­sa­tion in con­tent,” he added.

di, you (Mehrishi) were the fi­nance sec­re­tary. Even at the time of can­cel­la­tion of the 126 air­craft MMRCA deal

Arun Jait­ley

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