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Irani takes jibe at Rahul, asks how those who "looted poor"

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, on Monday sought to know how those who "looted the poor" could criticise Modi.

She also asked how those who indulged in "corruption" and "filled the coffers of Congress" target the "pradhan sevak"?.

Irani's comments came in the backdrop of Gandhi's attack on Modi over the Rafale deal.

In a veiled reference to Gandhi's Robert Vadra's alleged acquisition of properties in London, she said, "Those who lived amidst the rich and looted the poor for years.. whose purchases assets in London, have the temerity to cast aspersions on the "

Irani was addressing a party meeting at Mahabubnagar, in Hindi.

The meeting was organised as part of BJP's preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 Rafale jets after holding talks with then French on April 10, 2015 in

Opposition has accused the Centre of choosing over state-run (HAL) as offset to benefit the private firm though it did not have any experience in the

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:30 IST