Jaitley rips into Rahul over Rafale deal

Jaitley rips into Rahul over Rafale deal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has torn into Rahul Gandhi over the "lies" being spread by the Congress president over the Rafale deal between India and France.

"Rahul Gandhi quoted a price of Rs.700 Cr per aircraft in Delhi and Karnataka in April and May this year. In Parliament, he reduced it to Rs.520 Cr per aircraft, in Raipur he increased it to Rs.540 Cr. In Jaipur, he used the two figures – Rs.520Cr & Rs.540Cr in the same speech. In Hyderabad, he invented a new price of Rs.526 Cr. Truth has only one version, falsehood has many.  Are these allegations being made without any familiarity with the facts of the Rafale purchase?" the FM said, speaking about how the opposition leader hasn't been able to stick to his own figures.

"The NDA government has negotiated hard to keep prices down by at least 20% for each aircraft as per 2016 deal, compared to that of UPA in 2007," the FM added.