'Everything vanished', new government tagline: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi during press conference in New Delhi on Thursday. (Twitter/INCIndia)

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the government assertions in the Supreme Court about stolen Rafale files only underlined their authenticity and demanded a criminal investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fighter jets deal.

“In the papers, it is clearly said that parallel negotiations were being done by Prime Minister Modi. The Prime Minister has done a bypass surgery to benefit Anil Ambani,” Rahul told reporters at an early morning press conference here.

“Yes, of course, take action on those involved in this missing files case but also initiate an inquiry on PMO making parallel negotiations,” Gandhi 

The Congress President also took a jibe at the Modi government over the missing Rafale files saying there is a new tagline now -- ‘sab gayab ho gaya’ (everything has vanished).

“Two crore jobs for youth, right price for farmers, insurance money of farmers, Doklam, Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts, and now Rafale files.. sab gayab ho gaya,” Rahul said.

He said after the Rafale files disappeared, the government said that an investigation should be conducted against the media, but the person there would be no investigation against the person who was involved in Rs 30,000 crore scam.

“The government has only one agenda now -- to save the chowkidar, the Congress President said.

He dared the prime minister to submit himself to an investigation.

“Why does the Prime Minister not say that he is not afraid of anyone and submit himself to an investigation. Why doesn’t the PM say ‘I am the chowkidar of the nation. Let there be an investigation,” Rahul said.

He also hit back at the Prime Minister for dubbing the opposition as poster boys of Pakistan.

“The Prime Minister got the ISI to investigate the Pathankot terror attack. He went unannounced to a wedding in the Nawaz Sharif (family). He (Modi) is the poster boy Pakistan,” Rahul said.

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