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Rafale deal thoroughly discussed in Par; no irregularities in deal: BJP to Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Reacting to Rahul Gandhi's corruption allegations in the deal, the BJP unit today said the issue was thoroughly discussed in Parliament and no irregularities were found.

"All wrong deeds happened during the rule. Both UPA-1 and UPA-2 dispensation are known for corruption. They do not want to eliminate corruption," state BJP said at a press conference here.

Gandhi today targeted on the aircraft deal as he launched his party's campaign for the assembly polls later this year in

Directly accusing Modi of corruption in the deal for the French fighter planes, he said the had favoured his "friend" by getting him the "contract".

Saini also hit out at the over the latter's claim that the deal had snatched job opportunities from young Indians, including engineers.

He said the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government has created many employment opportunities for youths.

"Employment is not limited to government jobs. Several youths have got jobs and are self-employed through skill development programmes," the BJP said.

said the issue of fighter planes was elaborately discussed in Parliament.

He also claimed that the launch of Congress campaign for the state polls on August 11 was "inauspicious according to Hindu calendar".

it is unfortunate to start any new work on August 11 as per calendar, Rathore said.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 22:05 IST