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Capabilities of Rafale jet not in question: Rahul Gandhi

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Amidst his allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal, on Wednesday said the capabilities of the fighter plane were not in question but remained evasive on whether the contract would be cancelled if his party comes to power.

Addressing a press conference here, Gandhi insisted that there was corruption in the deal and there should be an investigation.

"There are no questions about capabilities of the aircraft...(but) are we going to cancel the deal or not cancel the deal is a technical call. We do not have the information on that but the question of corruption is crystal clear," he said.

He was responding when asked by a whether the deal, signed in 2016, would be cancelled if comes to power after the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Gandhi alleged, "and have stolen Rs 30,000 crore from the pocket of the pilots who bombed "

"Economic growth is related to the mood of the country. You cannot have a country that is divided. The first thing we will do after coming to power is that we will bring harmony in the country. We will make people feel that they are a part of the country and will make sure that they don't feel isolated," the said.

He said, "The government has attacked businesses with GST and demonetisation. We are going to make a simpler GST. Finally, job creation will happen by transforming the small and medium business to bigger ones.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 14:55 IST