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'No mention of Rafale': Parrikar accuses Rahul Gandhi of petty politics

His letter came a day after Gandhi targeted PM Modi over the Rafale deal, claiming that Parrikar had clearly stated that he has nothing to do with the 'new deal'

Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the State Secretariate in Panaji. Photo: PTI
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Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the State Secretariate in Panaji. Photo: PTI

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Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of using his courtesy visit to him for "petty political gains", asserting that there was no mention of the Rafale issue in their five-minute meeting.
 
In a letter to Gandhi, Parrikar asked the Congress chief to put out the truth and not to use his visit to an ailing person to "feed political opportunism", BJP sources said.
 
His letter came a day after Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, claiming that Parrikar, who is a former defence minister, had clearly stated that he

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 5:14 PM IST

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