Indian Defence Minister mocked by countrymen on shastra puja 'tamasha' on first Rafale fighter jet from France
NEW DELHI - Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been brutally mocked by countrymen over shastra puja cum 'tamasha' on receiving first Rafale fighter jet from France.
Besides the twitter brigade trolls, Indian Congress had hit out at Rajnath Singh for performing the shastra puja during the Rafale handover ceremony accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of trying to saffronise the Rafale handover.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge called the whole thing a drama and said that there was no need for the Defence Minister to perform 'shastra puja'. "There is no need to do such 'tamasha' (drama). When we bought weapons-like the Bofors gun previously purchased, no one went & brought them while showing off," Kharge told ANI.Twitter Ads info and privacy link Kharge added that it is the duty of Indian Air Force officers to judge the value of any fighter aircraft and BJP leaders are just interested in garnering publicity. "Our Air Force officers judge whether they are good or not. These people go, show off, sit inside (the aircraft)," Kharge remarked. link