New Delhi: Buoyed by the Supreme Court dismissing all petitions asking for a probe into the Rafale deal, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the order is a slap on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's politics of lies and asked him to apologise to the country and its soldiers for putting national security at risk.

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Amit Shah addressing a press conference in New Delhi

Here are Shah’s most hard-hitting remarks on Rahul’s ‘politics of lies’

  • Shah asserted that the apex court order "exposes" the campaign of misinformation of the Congress chief.
  • Stating that his party was ready for discussion on this issue, Shah challenged the Congress to debate the issue in Parliament.
  • “Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the nation and the Army. He has put the national security at risk," Shah said at a press conference at the party office in Delhi.
  • He also hit out at Rahul for taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying the "chowkidar" is a thief. "All thieves had gathered to call the 'chowkidar' a thief, but the country never believed it," Shah said.
  • For the sake of his own credibility, Rahul should reveal the source of information on which he based his false allegations on the Rafale deal, Shah said.
  • "Truth always triumphs! Court's judgment on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by Congress President for political gains," he added on Twitter.
  • “No one is running away (from JPC). You were running away from SC. Why didn't you become a petitioner in SC? Why is opposition running away from talks in parliament?” Shah lashed out at Rahul.

The apex court's order raises obvious questions on the motive of those working to discredit the deal, which is important for India, Shah asserted.