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Today It Was Proved Chowkidaar Can Never be a Chor: Amit Shah’s Jibe At Rahul After Rafale Verdict

Shah asserted that the apex court order "exposes" the campaign of misinformation of the Congress chief. Stating that his party was ready for discussion on this issue, Shah challenged the Congress to debate the issue in Parliament.

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Updated:December 14, 2018, 9:29 PM IST
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New Delhi: Buoyed by the Supreme Court dismissing all petitions asking for a probe into the Rafale deal, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the order is a slap on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's politics of lies and asked him to apologise to the country and its soldiers for putting national security at risk.

There is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France, the court said on Friday. It is not the job of the court to deal with the comparative details of the pricing, it stated.

Shah asserted that the apex court order "exposes" the campaign of misinformation of the Congress chief. Stating that his party was ready for discussion on this issue, Shah challenged the Congress to debate the issue in Parliament.

On the Congress’ demand of a Joint Parliamentary Committee investigation into the deal, he stated that it is only possible after there is a debate on the issue in Parliament. “But the Congress keeps running away from a debate because their allegations don’t have any substance,” he asserted.

"I welcome SC order on Rafale. The truth has won. An attempt was made to mislead people using lies. Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the nation and the Army. He has put the national security at risk," Shah said at a press conference at the party office here.

He also hit out at Gandhi for taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying the "chowkidar" is a thief.

“Suraj ke oopar kitna bhi keechad ya kitni bhi mitti ucchal lein vo swayam pe hi girti hai. Aage se vo aise bachkaane aarop se bachein. (Any dirt thrown at the sun only falls on oneself. From now on, he (Rahul Gandhi) should be mindful of levelling such childish allegations)”.

“Today it has been proven that Chowkidaar can never be a chor,” Shah said.

For the sake of his own credibility, Gandhi should reveal the source of information on which he based his false allegations on the Rafale deal, he added. He further said that the Supreme Court has also made it clear that there is nothing wrong with the offset partner.

Earlier in the day, Shah addressed the issue in series of tweets, saying the court didn't find anything wrong with the process nor did it find any commercial favouritism in the deal.

"On the contrary, the SC held that govt had no role in selecting offset partners & found no merit in the demand for a probe based on mere perception of individuals," he said.

"Truth always triumphs! Court's judgment on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by Congress President for political gains," he added on Twitter.

The apex court's order raises obvious questions on the motive of those working to discredit the deal, which is important for India, he asserted.

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