Congress chief went as far as to tender an apology to the employees of the state-run defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
He said that he is apologizing on government’s behalf and for doubting their capabilities when it came to Rafale deal.
The Congress chief, who met them in Bengaluru today over the controversial Rafale fighter jets deal, said that establishments like HAL are the temples of modern India.
The Congress has been alleging massive corruption in the $8.6 billion deal with France for 36 ready-to-fly Rafale jets.
Congress leader has consistently accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring HAL to favour the Anil Ambani’s debt-ridden Reliance Defence.
Rahul Gandhi pointed out how someone senior in the government said that the HAL doesn’t have the capability or capacity to manufacture the fighter jets.
The acquisition of Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force has been one of the most controversial defence deals ever signed by India.>