Manohar Parrikar’s come soon after Rahul Gandhi alleged that Parrikar told him during their brief meeting that he was kept in the dark by PM Modi about the changes being introduced in the Rafale deal.
Goa CM Parrikar has shot a letter to Rahul Gandhi asking him to not misuse the meeting
Parrikar has written that it was brief 5 minute meeting, in which Gandhi only discussed his health
Parrikar has denied the claims that he discussed Rafale deal with Gandhi
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar shot back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in a letter, saying he is misusing the five minutes that Gandhi spent with him on Tuesday.
Soon, Parrikar found support in senior BJP leaders who launched an attack on Gandhi over his Rafale claims.
Parrikar wrote a letter to Gandhi saying, “I feel let down that you have used this visit for your petty political gains. In the 5 minutes you spent with me, neither did you mention anything about Rafale, now did we discuss anything related to it.”
This comes hourst after Rahul Gandhi alleged on Wednesday that Parrikar told him during their brief meeting that he was kept in the dark by PM Modi about the changes being introduced in the Rafale deal.
“Friends, the ex-defence minister Mr Parrikar clearly stated that he has nothing to do with the new deal that was orchestrated by Mr Narendra Modi to benefit Anil Ambani,” the Congress leader told a booth-level party workers meeting in Delhi.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited ailing Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar at his office in the Goa Assembly building. The meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Manohar Parrikar took place around noon and lasted 15 minutes. The same day he made his claims about the Rafale deal.
Parrikar’s letter to Gandhi was vetted by BJP chief Amit Shah, who called the Congress leader “insensitive” for his comments on Parrikar.
Shah said, “Dear Rahul Gandhi, you showed how insensitive you are, by lying in the name of a person fighting a disease. The people of India are disgusted by your reckless behaviour. In his trademark style, @manoharparrikar ji sets the record straight (sic)”
Union minister Smriti Irani, too, joined the attack on Rahul Gandhi and said that he used a courtesy visit to Parrikar for his political gains.