Rafale deal has produced thousands of defence experts in India. Lots of twitter handles and Facebook pages suddenly have become full-time defence experts. They all are sharing their profound wisdom on almost each and every news with respect to defence and national security in India. Such instant experts strongly believe that the government of India should take their approval before making any defence deal or signing any other important agreement with any nation.
Nowadays, Rafale deal is in the news. And our instant defence experts strongly believe that Rafale deal is a scam. The Congress party IT cell head Divya Spandana quoted one such instant defence expert.
Rafale Deal: Technical HODs at Dassault Aviation claim Reliance Defence was never the first choice, decision to drop HAL was taken by CEO Eric Trappier at the last minute! #ChorPMChupHai Read??https://t.co/IbK9SOQLcd
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) September 24, 2018
This page called ‘India Scoops’ earlier used to operate as ‘Arshi Khan fan page.’ It changed its name several times and now finally operates with the name of India scoops.
Kya baat hai ma’am .. Arshi Khan Fan page ab Defence Expert ban Gaya … waah.. yehi to hai Acche Din !! pic.twitter.com/hURU4UDSg5
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) September 24, 2018
Divya Spandana is not alone. Many other self-declared crusaders against fake news also quoted India scoops. Recently, this page was caught spreading fake news on PM Modi’s fitness video. India scoops had claimed that 35 lakh rupees were spent on PM Modi’s Yoga video which was later debunked by an RTI reply.
Congress Party run Indiascoops, which last did the ‘famous’ fake story of Rs 35 lakh spent on PM’s Yoga video, is back with another fake story. Now for some trivia: Indiascoops Facebook account had started off as fan page of some struggling starlet called Arshi Khan! https://t.co/uUTwXw7NM6
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 24, 2018
Now, the same page is peddling fake news on Rafale deal and intellectually bankrupt ‘intellectuals’ are sharing fake news with enthusiasm. This goes on to show the depth of the Congress’ charges on Rafale deal. It also shows the desperation level of the Congress ecosystem. The Congress party, from the past few months, has been valiantly trying to project Rafale deal as a scam. Their allegations have not found much support among the public. This is mainly because the Congress Party and their coterie in the media are leveling allegations without any substantial evidence to back up their claims and partly because Gandhi family and Congress party have been involved in so many scams that nobody trusts anything they say.
In fact, it seems that the Congress party itself knows very well that Rafale is not a scam and whatever they are doing is to score some cheap political points. A recent press note released by Anoop George Chaudhary from the AICC legal cell indicates the same. The press release was with respect to a PIL filed by Tehseen Poonawalla- a relative of the Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Brother-in-law of Robert Vadra) and well known Congress supporter- in the apex court of India demanding disclosure of renegotiated price of Rafale Fighter Aircraft. It is a fair demand considering the fact that the Congress party several times has claimed that Modi government’s deal is costlier than the price decided by UPA government.
But curiously enough, in the press note released by AICC legal cell, the party has completely distanced itself from Tehseen’s PIL and even Tehseen himself. It seems that the Congress is very well aware of the fact that its allegations on Rafale deal are as hollow as a drum and they are doing all this drama in order to score some cheap political points. If there had been an iota of substance in the allegations of the Congress with respect to Rafael deal then their legal cell would have never come out with such a defensive press note. The Congress party is not even willing to take the matter of fictional Rafale scam to the court.
If the party and Divya Spandana believe that there is a scam then they should take it to the SC and provide them with all the evidence to prove their allegations. What is the point of each and every day coming out with vague accusations such as Rafale deal was done to benefit the firms of Anil Ambani or Modi government’s deal was costlier than the price decided by UPA government and many other nonsense allegations? It would be the best way to settle the matter and let the truth prevail. Instead of distancing itself from the PIL of Tehseen Poonawalla, the party should have supported him for his logical step.
Divya Spandana’s desperate attempt to defame Rafale deal by quoting the dubious India scoops, infamous for spreading fake news, shows how rattled the Congress is before the 2019 elections and PM Modi’s soaring popularity.