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Congress stages walkout after government accuses it of misleading people on Rafale

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday staged a walkout from the after the government rejected its demand for a (JPC) probe into the fighter jet deal and accused the opposition party of "misleading" people on the issue.

Raising the demand during Zero Hour, said that if the has nothing to hide, he should come forth and constitute a for a detailed inquiry into the deal.

"The does not have the courage. You constitute a JPC, we will prove the misdeeds in the deal," he said.

The senior also demanded a discussion on the issue to which said that it had been debated in the

Accusing the government of leaking the CAG report on defence, Kharge said that it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha but not in the

His charge was rejected by the Speaker, who said the reports were indeed tabled before the -- an apparent reference to P. Radhakrishnan tabling CAG reports, including one on the

Responding to Kharge's charges, accused the Congress of misleading people by repeatedly raking up the fighter jet deal issue.

"The issue has been discussed in detail in the and the has also put the matter to rest. The Congress has been raking it up every now and then. But the truth will remain," he said.

"is not done by misleading people. A person should have the guts to speak the truth," Singh added.

After Singh's statement, Kharge rose from his seat and left the saying the government was not heeding his party's demands.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 17:56 IST