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Congress govt sat on Rafale deal, eyeing kickbacks, says PM Narendra Modi

Modi blamed the previous Congress-led governments for the delays in acquiring military hardware

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

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PM Narendra Modi | Photo credit: twitter @ANI

Prime Minister Thursday blamed the previous Congress-led governments for the delays in acquiring military hardware, claiming that the party was more focused on “commissions” from defence deals.

Addressing a rally in Uttarakhand's Rudrapur, he alleged that the sat on the deal for the fighter jet as it was eyeing the “malai” (commission, kickbacks) from it.

He said the focus has been was on “malai”, not on national security.

Earlier in the day, addressed a rally in Meerut, kicking off his election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 15:29 IST
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