Rahul Gandhi: Why Sitharaman changed stance on disclosing Rafale price

Feb 08, 2018, 22:01 IST | IANS

Gandhi posed the question in a tweet and followed it with choices

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Continuing to attack the Modi government on the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked why did Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman change her stance and said she will not reveal the price of the fighter aircraft.

Gandhi posed the question in a tweet and followed it with choices. "Why did the Raksha Mantri change her stance from: I will reveal the price of the Rafale planes in November 2017 to the price is a state secret in February 2018. A. Corruption B. To protect Modiji C. To protect Modiji's friend D. All of above," Gandhi tweeted.

Sitharaman told Parliament on Monday that the details of the deal with France for the Rafale fighter jets cannot be disclosed as per the inter-governmental agreement as it is "classified information". Gandhi has attacked the government over the deal and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being silent on the issue.

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