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Government scared to face people over Rafale deal: Rahul

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on Thursday again hit back at Jaitley saying that the government was "scared to face people" and had refused a fighter jet deal.

"Dear Jaitley, I guess your boss (Narendra Modi) refused to hold a JPC on the great Rafale robbery? Too much to hide, too scared to face the people, I suppose..." Gandhi said in a tweet.

Gandhi's remarks came soon after Jaitley attacked him over the deal.

"has not read my question: The fully weaponised Rafale aircraft's 2016 price is 20 per cent cheaper than the 2007 offer. This is what the 2015 statement of the PM and the French refers to as 'on terms better than the 2007 offers'," Jaitley said in a tweet after in a press conference slammed over the deal.

Earlier in the day, stepping up his attack, Gandhi said Jaitley was writing "lengthy" blogs, but the government was silent on the demand for a JPC probe into the issue. "Jaitley is scared to ask the PM about constituting a JPC," he said.

The referred to the joint statement issued after Modi announced the Rafale deal which mentioned that the aircraft would be delivered on the same configuration as had been earlier approved by the



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First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 23:06 IST