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BJP gives privilege notice against Rahul on Rafale

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Monday gave notices of privilege motion against in the over the controversial fighter jet deal.

The notice was given by BJP MPs Anurag Thakur, Nishikant Dubey, Dushyant Singh and Prahlad Joshi, accusing the MP of "misleading" the House in a speech delivered in the lower house on July 20.

In his notice Thakur said that had said that the agreed to purchase the aircraft at Rs 529 crore and went and "by magic the aircraft started costing Rs 1600 crore."

Thakur said that Rahul Gandhi's statement was untrue.

"The price comparison given by is a figment of imagination, incorrect and utter falsehood. It was an attempt to mislead the House. By uttering falsehood before the House, Rahul Gandhi is guilty of breach of privilege," Thakur said in his notice.

During a debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi had alleged that had lied to the country by claiming that was bound by a secrecy clause in the fighter jet deal.

The has been demanding a probe into the deal. The first week of the House was a washed out over the issue.



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First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 20:06 IST