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Rahul's regret in SC exposed his Rafale lies: Javadekar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Union minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressing regret in the Supreme Court has exposed his "lies" on the Rafale fighter jet deal.

On April 15, the supreme court had clarified that in its Rafale judgement, there was no occasion for it to make a mention of the contemptuous observation that "chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hai" (watchman Narendra Modi is a thief), as has been attributed to it by Gandhi.

Gandhi told the SC that he had made the statement in the heat of political campaigning, which was misused by his political opponents. He said he had no intention to lower the dignity of the supreme court.

Speaking to reporters here, Javadekar said, "Congress president Rahul Gandhi has regretted over his comments linked to Rafale fighter jet deal. He expressed regret in the supreme court...his lies stood exposed now."

The HRD minister accused the Congress of "spreading lies" over the deal.

"Their (Congress') attempts to malign image of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are failed," he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 20:50 IST