“We welcome the judgement of the Supreme Court, the truth has won. People were being misled by unfortunately the country’s oldest party. It’s a slap on politics of lies,” BJP President Amit Shah said
As the Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe into the Rafale deal, the BJP demanded an apology from the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for levelling baseless allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the deal.
Demanding an apology from Rahul for levelling allegations that the Rafale deal was a “scam”, BJP president Amit Shah said that today’s verdict is “a slap on politics of lies”. He was addressing a press conference in New Delhi.
“We welcome the judgement of the Supreme Court, the truth has won. People were being misled by unfortunately the country’s oldest party. It’s a slap on politics of lies,” he said.
“Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the nation for misleading people. Want to ask Rahul-ji what was the source of information on basis of which he made such big allegations?” Shah added.
Slamming Congress for questioning the Supreme Court verdict, Shah said that the grand old party has lives in an imagined universe of its own where it raises questions, acts as an advocate and presides as a judge. “Truth and justice have no place in the mythical universe of the Congress,” Shah said.
The BJP president said that his party is ready to debate the Rafale deal in Parliament. “The Congress can discuss the matter in the House for as long as it wants,” he added.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh strongly criticised Rahul for misleading the public and maligning India’s image. He demanded that the Congress chief should apologise to the nation in Parliament.
“Congress president tried to mislead public for political mileage and maligned Indian image globally. He should apologise to the house and to the people of the country. He thought ‘Hum to doobehainsanam tum ko bhi le doobenge’ (We will sink with you),” Singh said.
“TRUTH is like the Sun! Hon Supreme Court dismisses any probe into the #RafaleDeal & our stand is vindicated,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.
“Now Rahul Gandhi and Congress must apologise to the Nation for compromising security of our country and also for defaming our country in the international community,” Fadnavis added. He also demanded that Gandhi apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking to ANI, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said that all opposition parties for the “lies that they pedaled all these months” must apologise.
“Congress, Rahul Gandhi and some opposition parties have been making false allegations against PM Modi and our government over Rafale deal. Today SC has categorically rejected all those allegations and upheld the transparent manner in which the entire deal has been worked out,” Madhav was quoted as saying by ANI.
“It is time the opposition parties, including Rahul Gandhi, go before the people & apologise for the misleading propaganda and lies that they pedalled all these months and they should go to Parliament and say sorry,” he added.
Welcoming the judgement, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "Every deal is not Bofors deal." "It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals on the cost of country's national security," he said. "Rahul Gandhi and the Congress should apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making false allegations against him and questioning his credibility," he added.