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'I Did It in 2010': Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory

During his visit to Amethi on Sunday, the Prime Minister had said the AK-203 would be made in the Gandhi bastion in a joint venture with Russia.


Updated:March 4, 2019, 2:34 PM IST
'I Did It in 2010': Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a rally (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, accusing him of lying during his visit to the Congress president’s bastion Amethi a day before.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said: “I laid the foundation stone for Amethi ordnance factory in 2010 and for the past many years it has been manufacturing small arms. Yesterday you went to Amethi and, as usual, lied.”

During his visit to Amethi on Sunday, Modi had said: “One of the most advanced rifles in world AK-203 will be made in Amethi. It will be made by a joint-venture of India and Russia. I express my gratitude to my friend President Vladimir Putin, this venture was made possible in such a short time by his support.”

These rifles will be known as 'made in Amethi' and will help our jawans in encounters with naxals and terrorists, the Prime Minister added.

Modi, who landed in the city after addressing a rally in Bihar's Patna, said Amethi was the best example of his government's 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (together with all, development for all) motto. "Those who voted for us and those who did not all are ours," he said.

Hitting back at Gandhi, Union minister Smriti Irani said the Congress chief was “scared” and could not see that the new facility in Korwa area of Amethi was a joint venture between India and Russia which will manufacture AK-203 rifles for armed forces.

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