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Rahul slams Rafale deal again, says Cong will make no false promises

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Wednesday said his party will not make false promises but deliver on whatever it tells voters, even as he continued to slam over the fighter deal.

At a public meeting in Bikaner, Gandhi targeted Modi over corruption in the deal signed with for the fighter aircraft, repeating the charge that Anil Ambani's benefited from a related offset contract.

He had levelled similar charges - denied earlier by the government and the - in the meetings he addressed Tuesday in the state's Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts.

At the 'Rally' on the grounds in Bikaner, he said Modi brought benefits for 15-20 top industrialists instead of the farmers.

He said will not make false promises to the voters.

The party and its leaders will not make promises like depositing Rs 15 lakh in everyone's and providing two crore jobs every year. Our minister and leaders will not deliver hollow speeches and tell lies, he said.

But we will deliver on whatever we say from the stage," the said.

Assembly polls will take place in the state on December 7.

Gandhi's rally in Bikaner was meant to influence voters in 24 assembly constituencies spread over the disricts of Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar and Churu.

Farmers and party workers in large number from the districts attended the meeting.

Gandhi claimed Hindustan (HAL) was ignored in the deal while an "industrialist friend" of the benefitted.

He reiterated the party's claim that the agreement for 36 was finalised at at higher price compared to what was negotiated by the previous Congress-led government.

Gandhi accused to the BJP government at the Centre of failing to provide relief to debt-ridden farmers while wreaking havoc on the economy with demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

He accused the of insulting people by belittling what the country had achieved in the last 70 years.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 18:55 IST