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Rahul's lie on Rafale deal exposed by SC: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has exposed Rahul Gandhi's "lie" on the deal, the BJP said on Monday, claiming that people want the to apologise for "defaming"

and (BJP) hit out at Gandhi at a press conference after the apex court said it had made no such observations as allegedly attributed to it by the

The was hearing a contempt case filed against Gandhi by after the reportedly said the apex court had accepted that there was corruption in the fighter jets deal and that Modi gave away Rs 30,000 crore to industrialist

"The has exposed Gandhi's lie. He lies daily and one of those lies has been exposed.... People are demanding that he tender an apology," Javadekar said.

He accused Gandhi of using the court to defame Modi and institutions, claiming that the Congress and the Gandhi family could not accept that Modi had run such an honest government while the UPA dispensation was mired in scams and scandals.

Gandhi was responsible for taking Indian to a new low, the said.

Taking a dig at the Congress president, the BJP said people earlier believed that Gandhi used to make wrong statements due to his lack of understanding, but it was clear now that he was doing "deliberate mischiefs".

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 14:35 IST