After the relentless allegations over the Rafale deal by the Congress chief, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh advised Rahul Gandhi not to make allegations against the government on the Rafale issue without proof.
The latest boil in the controversy came about when former French President Hollande was quoted in a French media report as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs. 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice.
The home minister, who was in the city to attend a meeting of the cooperative societies sector, went on to advise Rahul Gandhi that he should not make allegations without proof.
Mr Gandhi had dragged PM Modi into the imbroglio by alleging that the prime minister was involved in the Rafale “scam”.
Earlier addressing members of 11 cooperative societies at a meeting in Amreli, the home minister asked them to enter the housing sector to fulfill the prime minister’s dream of housing for all by 2022.
Rajnath Singh told the gathering that the cooperative sector is active in Gujarat and Maharashtra and such activity is required in other states as well.>