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Rafale deal snatched from HAL: Rahul Gandhi ahead of meeting with PSU staff

Gandhi and his party have been attacking the Modi government over the Rs 580-billion Rafale fighter jet deal alleging corruption and favouritism

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi. PTI photo

Standing in support of state-run (HAL), President will Saturday meet the employees of the public sector unit outside its headquarters in Bengaluru. 

The Gandhi scion said there was a need to "defend the dignity of India's defenders" as he accused the government of "snatching" the Rafale offset contract from HAL and "gifting" it to Anil Ambani's company. 
 

"HAL is India's strategic asset. The future of India's aerospace industry has been destroyed by snatching #Rafale from HAL & gifting it to Anil Ambani," the president tweeted.

"Come defend the dignity of India's defenders. I am in Bengaluru to stand with HAL's employees. Join me outside HAL HQ, at 3 PM," he added.
 

and his party have been attacking the Modi government over the Rs 580 billion Rafale fighter jet deal alleging corruption and favouritism.       

 

 

 

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 13:40 IST
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