Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he was confident of the Congress-led alliance coming back to power in 2019, adding that when that happens, an investigation will be launched into the Rafale deal and action taken against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Anil Ambani following the probe. “They will go to jail,” he claimed.
Rahul said that the question of corruption [in the Rafale deal] was crystal clear. He reiterated his allegation that the PM and Mr. Ambani had “stolen ₹30,000 crore from the pilots of the IAF, from the pockets of the pilots who bombed Pakistan (at Balakot)”.
Rahul Gandi was interacting with students at the Stella Maris College in Chennai earlier in the day, on Rafael deal he said, “The Prime Minister of the country himself has his name in government documents, which are saying he is directly responsible for negotiating the Rafale deal in parallel.”
When a student from the college mentioned Rahul’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra’s name when listing out “corrupt businessmen”, the Congress leader said, “Investigate everyone. Investigate Mr. Vadra, I am the first person to say it. But also investigate the PM and be absolutely crystal clear that Mr. Modi for one minute hasn’t opened his mouth on Rafale. The proof is unlimited.
Rahul Gandhi also accused the Modi government of mishandling the Kashmir issue. He claimed that between 2004 and 2014, the Congress government had engaged with the people of Kashmir and brought down terrorism in the State.