New Delhi: After the attestation by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) that the Rafale fighter jet deal made by the Narendra Modi led NDA government was better and cheaper than UPA’s deal, the BJP is going to launch a nationwide attack on the Congress in a bid to expose “its lies” on Rafale.

Reacting to CAG’s report, finance minister (on leave) Arun Jaitley said, “The lies of ‘Mahajhootbandhan’ stand exposed.”


Jaitley in a series of tweets wrote: “2016 vs. 2007 terms — Lower price, faster delivery, better maintenance, lower escalation. It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right.”

Stepping up the BJP attack on Rahul Gandhi, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Rahul Gandhi had constantly lied. If someone were to be given a tag of ‘mahajhootha’ or an award for it, the Congress chief would be the first contender. He has no shame. The way he had lied in the matter of Rafale, all his facts and documents are turning out to be false.

Sources in the BJP told MyNation that the party will make sure the “lies” peddled by Rahul Gandhi about the Rafale deal stand exposed. They said the party would not let any opportunity of counterattack pass. Party members will circulate observation of CAG and SC on Rafale deal among their supporters and will also use it as a major weapon to corner opposition in upcoming general elections, the sources said.

However, BSP supremo questioned the CAG report by calling it neither ‘complete’ nor ‘correct’. “The much-awaited CAG report on Rafale, tabled in the Rajya Sabha, is neither complete nor fully correct in the eyes of public. Why are constitutional bodies under stress not been able to work with full honesty in the BJP government? Country is worried,” said BSP chief, Mayawati.