Narendra Modi nailed directly: Congress on report that PMO held parallel Rafale talks with France

Narendra Modi nailed directly: Congress on report that PMO held parallel Rafale talks with France

HIGHLIGHTS

  • #PakdaGayaModi, Congress tweets on newspaper report
  • PM single-handedly undermined India's position: Congress
  • Congress has long raised allegations of crony capitalism in the deal

A report that the Ministry of Defence objected in 2015 to the PMO's "parallel negotiations" with France on the Rafale defence deal has drawn a furious reponse from the Congress, which has long raised allegations of crony capitalism in the agreement.

"Layers of Rafale scam tumble out! PM Modi nailed directly," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted on Friday, citing a report by N Ram, the publisher of The Hindu newspaper.

#PakdaGayaModi, the Congress tweeted from its official party handle, saying the prime minister had "single-handedly undermined India's position".