After targeting Goa CM Manohar Parrikar over the Rafale deal, recently Rahul Gandhi took a complete U-turn, admitting that there was no mention of Rafale during the meeting with CM Parrikar. However, he refused to apologize and stated that he will continue to raise the Rafale issue.
Rahul Gandhi’s heinous act was exacerbated by the fact that Rahul Gandhi had portrayed the visit as a personal one to talk about CM Parrikar’s health. However, the political agenda of Rahul Gandhi overshadowed any concerns for the health of CM Parrikar.
Last month, the Congress had released an audio clip of Goa’s health minister Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane regarding the Rafale deal case and claimed that Goa CM Manohar Parrikar had files related to Rafale deal in his bedroom. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala quoted Rane as saying, “The chief minister made a very interesting statement, that I have all the information of Rafale in my bedroom….that’s means he is holding them to ransom. He said it is in my bedroom here only in my flat, each and every document on Rafale.”
However, there was no confirmation on whether it was Rane’s voice in the audio tape. The identity of the other person was also not known. Moreover, Rahul Gandhi was hell bent upon playing that very unverified recording in the Parliament during the Winter Session. However, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan didn’t allow that to happen and asked Rahul to “Authenticate the tapes and the transcription.” Finally, Rahul Gandhi backed off from playing the tape in the Lok Sabha following which Union Minister Arun Jaitley said, “Because he can’t authenticate hence he is now saying will not play the tape. He is lying. If he can authenticates it then come and play the tape.”
The entire BJP rubbished the tapes including the Goa minister in question. Vishwajit Rane had claimed that the tape released by the Congress party is doctored. He said, “The audio tape is doctored. Congress has stooped to such a low level to doctor a tape to create miscommunication b/w cabinet & CM. Mr Parrikar has never made any reference to Rafale or any documents. Have asked him for a criminal investigation into this.”
Now with this heinous, insensitive act of Rahul Gandhi, it is very clear that Rahul Gandhi cannot be trusted to utter even one honest sentence. He has continued to compulsively lie on every issue and did not even hesitate from targeting a dignified leader who is currently undergoing treatment.