Former French President stunning claims spark major political storm against PM Modi in India
NEW DELHI - Former French President Francois Hollande’s stunning claims on Rafale deal sparked a major political storm in India on Friday.
In an interview to a French investigative news site Mediapart, Hollande claimed that it was the Indian government that had proposed the name of Anil Ambani’s company for the Rafalde deal and that it had no choice in this matter.
The statement gave the Congress ultimate fodder in the election year with the party saying that the former French president’s statement exposes Modi government’s lies in the multi-crore fighter jet deal.
Slamming the NDA government, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said that the PM had betrayed India and ‘dishonoured the blood of our soldiers.’
Gandhi took to Twitter to blast the government and said that, ‘the PM personally negotiated & changed the #Rafale deal behind closed doors.’
‘Thanks to François Hollande, we now know he personally delivered a deal worth billions of dollars to a bankrupt Anil Ambani,’ he added