Priyanka Gandhi takes swipe at Narendra Modi

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14 May 2019

Priyanka Gandhi makes fun of PM Modi over 'radar-cloud' comment

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a peculiar remark about Balakot strikes. In an interview, he said he approved the risky operation even after the weather turned bad.

His reason? Clouds will help escape Pakistani radar.

As his "opinion" was joked about, Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also didn't let the opportunity go waste.

On Monday, she mocked PM Modi by calling him "defense expert".

Looking back

First off, here's what PM Modi said

First off, here's what PM Modi said

While speaking to News Nation, PM Modi touched the topic of Balakot strikes, in which IAF jets entered Pakistani airspace to bomb Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp.

PM Modi said on the day of operation (intervening night of February 25 and 26), the weather turned bad.

While experts remained skeptical, he apparently suggested clouds would help "escape radar". He called this decision "his raw wisdom".

Response

Priyanka slammed PM Modi with a Rafale angle

PM Modi displayed absolute ignorance in his chest-thumping. He forgot (?) that radars can penetrate clouds. Soon, Opposition slammed him for compromising national security.

Holding onto the opportunity, Priyanka said in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, that PM Modi is such an expert that he decided a novice should build jets.

Priyanka was obviously referring to Rafale deal, of which Anil Ambani is an offset partner.

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Priyanka mocked PM Modi, Kamal Nath laughed

"He decided those who have never manufactured a plane in their lives will make it. He gave them land and a contract. He thought the weather is cloudy, (so) he won't come on the radar," Priyanka said as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath laughed.

Chants of 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' also filled the air

Rafale

Congress, under Rahul Gandhi, made Rafale an election issue

Congress, under Rahul Gandhi, made Rafale an election issue

The multi-crore Rafale deal has given ammunition to the Opposition, led by Congress, to attack BJP.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly alleged that PM Modi helped Ambani Jr. get the deal. He claimed PM Modi disregarded rules and made a new contract which is laced in corruption. The first deal was signed by UPA.

But Dassault and French government have denied all allegations.

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Separately, PM Modi supporters greeted Priyanka, she surprised them

On Monday, another interesting incident happened with Priyanka. During her roadshow in the central state, she was greeted by PM Modi's supporters who chanted his name.

Taking the supporters by surprise, Priyanka stepped out of her vehicle and met them.

"Aap apni jagah, main meri jagah. All the best (You are good at your place and I am at mine)," she said before leaving.

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When did Balakot strikes happen?

Asked 2019-05-14 10:41:11 by Angel Chopra

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Balakot strikes were launched on the intervening night of February 25 and 26.

Why did India send jets to Pakistan?

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India sent jets to Pakistan to bomb Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp in Balakot. The terror outfit orchestrated the Pulwama attack on February 14.

What did PM Modi say on Balakot strikes?

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PM Modi revealed he approved the strikes, despite unfavorable weather, as he thought clouds will help "escape the radar".

What did Priyanka Gandhi say?

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Priyanka Gandhi mocked PM Modi for his foolish remarks and called him a "defense expert".

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