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Rahul to address HAL employees on Rafale deal

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Seeking to step up his attack over the fighter jet deal, Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet on October 13 employees of the HAL, which the party has alleged was overlooked in the offsets contract with French company Dassault

unit said Gandhi will talk to the employees of the city-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited about the controversial deal and also address a rally here.

Shri will meet employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru on October 13. He will be talking about the controversial "#RafaleDeal, and will also address a party workers rally in the city, Pradesh tweeted quoting Rao as saying.

The Congress, which has been accusing the government of benefiting the Ltd of from the deal, has also been demanding answers on why the state-run HAL was not involved in the deal as finalised during the UPA.

The party had been accusing of snatching jobs of people of by taking away the contract from HAL.

Gandhi had been saying that had HAL been selected in place of it could have generated employment to scores of unemployed youth in the state.

The BJP has dismissed all allegations as false.

Modi had announced the procurement of 36 fighters after holding talks with then French Francois Hollande on April 10, 2015, in

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 22:16 IST