Rahul must tender apology for misleading LS on Rafale: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday demanded that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi must tender apology to the nation as he has misled the Lok Sabha that French President Emmanuel Macron informed him about “no secrecy” treaty on Rafale deal.

Replying to the debate on the day-long debate on No Trust motion against his government, Prime Minister said such remarks were like “bachpana (childish)”.

“The gravity of the situation ought to be understood that governments in two nations had to issue statements discounting his statement,” Mr Modi said amid frequent objections and ruckus from the opposition members.

“I pray that such childish statements are not repeated,” he said.

Displaying his vintage touch against the Congress and especially its President Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister waxed eloquently and said: “as a poor mother’s son, how can I see eye to eye to someone like you”.

In this context, he said all prominent Congress leaders in the past who dared to question the first family of Congress had to face immense hardships.

In this list include the likes of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Jai Prakash Narayan, Morarji Desai, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Charan Singh and even the likes of Pranab Mukherjee and Sharad Pawar.

Earlier, participating in the debate on ‘No Confidence Motion’ BJP member Anurag Thakur said that Rahul Gandhi had quoted French President Emmanuel Macron of saying that he had denied of any secrecy clause.

“But the French President in an statement to media today denied of any such conversation with Rahul Gandhi which clearly establish that Mr Gandhi has lied before the House,” said Mr Thakur.

Mr Thakur also demanded that Mr Gandhi must tender apology.

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