Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been repeatedly daring Prime Minister Modi to debate with him on issues of national security, the Rafale fighter jets deal, on Tuesday asked the PM if he is “scared” of debating with him on corruption and suggested that they could go “open book” for it. He had also challenged the same earlier this week after releasing the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.
Gandhi’s tweet with #Scared2Debate read, “Dear PM, Scared of debating me on corruption? I can make it easier for you. Let’s go open book, so you can prepare: 1. RAFALE+Anil Ambani, 2. Nirav Modi, 3. Amit Shah+Demonetisation.”
Scared of debating me on corruption? I can make it easier for you.
Let’s go open book, so you can prepare:
1. RAFALE+Anil Ambani
2. Nirav Modi
3. Amit Shah+Demonetisation #Scared2Debate
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 9 April 2019
However, while there has been no political response from the other side, BJP has laughed at the idea and tweet by Rahul Gandhi and described the Congress chief as an ignorant politician.
The first phase of the Lok Sabha election is two days away to start. The Congress has time and again accused PM Modi of helping industrialist Anil Ambani make a profit of Rs 30,000 crore by favouring him as the offset partner in the Rafale deal. However, the government has denied any wrongdoing in the fighter jets deal. The allegations were also rejected by Anil Ambani.