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Defence Minister counters Rahul Gandhi's charges on Rafael deal in LS, Oppn raises uproar

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"A published a file noting written by If a publishes a noting, then the ethics of will demand that the publishes the then Defence Minister's reply as well," Sitharaman said.

"Then ji replied to that MoD note saying 'remain calm, nothing to worry, everything is going alright.' Now, what do you call the NAC led by Sonia Gandhi's interference in earlier PMO? What was that," the asked in the Lok Sabha.

Several opposition leaders also commented on the issue and there was an uproar in the House.

The and Trinamool called for a probe by and criticised the

said "the Modi-Shah duo is destroying defence backbone of the country."

Mallikarjun Kharge, in the Lok Sabha, also reiterated Rahul's demand for a "Everything will be revealed then. We don't want any explanation now. We have heard many explanations from PM."


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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 13:58 IST