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Cong accuses BJP of overruling national security by reducing Rafale jets

"Finally, truth is out! 'National Security' stumped by a pseudo nationalist Modi Govt," Surjewala tweeted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rafale Deal
FILE PHOTO: People gather around a Rafale multirole fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation of France, on display during the 2015 edition of Aero India at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. Photo: Bloomberg

The on Tuesday accused the of compromising and overruling security by reducing the purchase of the to save money.

chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit out at the after Union minister reportedly admitted that the was curtailed due to do financial constraints.

"Finally, truth is out! 'Security' stumped by a pseudo nationalist Modi Govt," Surjewala tweeted.

"No. of Rafale aircrafts reduced from 126 to 36 for saving money overruling Air Force and Nation's security!" he added.

Gadkari had said the government's "financial availability" dictated the decision to bring down the order of the Rafale fighter jets from 126 to 36 in its purchase agreement.

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:53 IST