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Cong never wanted to push defence manufacturing: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The BJP on Friday slammed the Congress' allegations of corruption in the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, saying the party never wanted to push in the country.

"The country produced Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan but could not make fighter jet in 65 years. This cannot be digested," told reporters here.

He said the BJP government has started and the has a problem with it.

"The betrayed the people of the country on the issue of for 65 years. It happened because the government did not want to push defence production in the country," Trivedi alleged.

Reacting to dismissal of petitions of senior Congress leaders and seeking draft electoral rolls in searchable text format in poll-bound and Rajasthan, Trivedi said it has "exposed" the party.

"One more lie of the Congress was exposed today by the court. The Congress leaders failed to produce verified documents with regard to their objection in the court," he said.

The petition was about allegation of fake voters in the two states.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 00:00 IST