Dassault CEO's statement slap on Rahul Gandhi's face: Manoj Tiwari
(Sourced from PTI)
Terming Dassault CEO Eric Trappier's recent statement on the Rafale deal as a "slap on the face of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi", Delhi BJP unit chief, Manoj Tiwari, said speaking a lie again and again doesn't turn it into truth. The BJP leader made the statement while campaigning for party candidates in view of the forthcoming civic body polls in Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand.
Trappier, had in a media interview, defended the Rs. 58,000 crore-Rafale deal between India and France, claiming no wrong-doing and said his company chose Reliance as an offset partner. Gandhi, on the other hand, has repeatedly claimed that the deal filled pockets of Ambani.
Tiwari addressed several election meetings at pockets populated predominantly by people from Bihar and eastern UP. When asked about AAP's prospects in the November 18 civic body polls, Tiwari evaded a direct reply. He nevertheless said the recent attack on him by the "AAP's goons" in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Signature Bridge in the national capital had "exposed the party".
Claiming that the BJP is the only party that works for development, the Delhi party unit chief said putting it (BJP) at the helm in civic bodies would accelerate development, as the party is in power both in the state and the Center. Tiwari, also a popular Bhojpuri actor, also clicked selfies with youngsters and sang songs of Chhath Puja to woo the voters.