Parrikar writes to RaGa: Didn't discuss Rafale with you
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday wrote a letter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he was disappointed with his version of their meeting, which was widely reported in media, and clarified the Rafale deal wasn't discussed. RaGa had visited Parrikar on Tuesday and after the meeting claimed the former defense minister told him he wasn't consulted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the new deal was signed.
In the letter, Parrikar wrote he agreed to meet RaGa because the Congress President wanted to check up on his health. He revealed the meeting lasted for five minutes and the multi-crore deal signed between India and France didn't come up for discussion. Parrikar went on to say that RaGa used their meeting for political gains and this has deeply disappointed him.
"Here am I fighting against a life-threatening illness. Due to my training and ideological strength, I wish to serve Goa and its people against any/all odds. I thought your visit would give me your good wishes. Little did I know that you had other intentions," Parrikar wrote.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar writes to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, writes "I feel let down that you have used this visit for your petty political gains. In the 5 minutes you spent with me, neither did you mention anything about Rafale, now did we discuss anything related to it.' pic.twitter.com/HbUX6yiDk3— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2019
Since he returned after meeting Parrikar, RaGa has given a new turn to his Rafale allegations, which has become his pet topic. At the Yuva Kranti Yatra in Delhi on Wednesday, RaGa said Parrikar had important files related to Rafale with him which is why no one can remove him from Goa. "PM Modi is trying to make Parrikar happy," RaGa claimed.
R Gandhi: Modi ji main samajh raha hoon ki raat ko aapko neend nahi aa rahi hai. Main janta hoon jab sote hain raat ko to aapko Anil Ambani ki photo dikhai deti hai, Rafale hawai jahaz ki photo dikhai de rahi hai, Hindustan ke vaayu sena ke shaheedon ki photo dikhai de rahi hai. pic.twitter.com/ekoa9sfYrT— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2019