BJP to do 70 press conferences on Monday to take on Congress over Rafale issue
New Delhi: In a move to take on Congress over the Rafale issue, BJP’s top leaders, including chief ministers and Union ministers will hold press conferences across cities on Monday.
“The BJP will unmask the Congress’ conspiracy against the government and its attempt to play with national security after the Supreme Court has categorically stated the truth about that the Rafale deal,” the party’s media head and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni said.
The judgment, he said, has “nailed the lie” of those leveling allegations against the government over the fighter aircraft contract.
According to media reports, Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadanvis, Vijay Rupani, Sarbananda Sonowal, its chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam, respectively, will address media in Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Agartala respectively.
Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Jaavdekar, J P Nadda, Smriti Irani, Suresh Prabhu, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party’s organisational leaders will also speak to the media on Monday at different places.
In a boost to the BJP-led central government, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking probe into the Rafale deal. The court said there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France.