Naming the trial court decision in 2G spectrum case a vindication of the Congress’ stand, party president Rahul Gandhi today charged that the ruling BJP’s whole designing and establishment relied upon “lies”.
This is the first time he was speaking after chairing his first CWC meeting as the Congress president with his mother Sonia Gandhi seated next to him. “I think 2G has been vindication (of Congress’ stand),” Rahul Gandhi told reporters when asked about the special CBI court’s Thursday verdict acquitting all the accused. Hitting out at the BJP, he alleged, “The whole architecture and foundation of the BJP are based on lies… Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model is also a lie.”
Rahul Gandhi also asked why Modi was “silent” on the allegations made by the Opposition over Rafale deal and financial irregularities of a firm linked to BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah. The turnover of a company owned by Jay Amitbhai Shah, son of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah, increased 16,000 times over in the year following the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister and the elevation of his father to the post of party president, filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) show.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday chaired his first CWC meeting after being elected as the party chief. His mother and predecessor Sonia Gandhi was also present at the meeting taking place here. Sonia Gandhi arrived a little before Rahul for the meeting and was accorded a warm reception by the committee members. The agenda for the meeting was not officially disclosed.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior party leaders Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Karan Singh, Anand Sharma, Mohsina Kidwai, Ambika Soni, CP Joshi, Kamal Nath, BK Hariprasad and Oscar Fernandes are also attending the meeting, along with party in- charges for various states.
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