On the issue of Congress President Rahul Gandhi levelling “baseless allegations” against the government on the Rafale deal in his speech during the no-confidence motion, the BJP has moved a privilege motion against him.
“While participating in the discussion, he made serious, baseless and wild allegations against the government and particularly against the Prime Minister with regard to Rafale deal,” said a statement from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Prahlad Joshi.
Rahul Gandhi, during his speech, said the price per plane during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime was Rs 520 crores.
He added that however, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to France the price per plane rose to Rs 1,600 crores due to some kind of magic.
“He (Gandhi) stated that under pressure from the PM, (Defence Minister) Nirmala Sitharaman told lies to the nation. He further alleged that the PM cheated his own army on dealing with China on Doklam issue,” it added.>