Union minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday declared that there was “not a grain of truth” in what he termed “wild allegations” levelled against the government by former Union Minister Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan over the Rafale aircraft acquisition deal.
“The unsubstantiated allegations against the Government constitute nothing but reprocessed lies by forces increasingly desperate to prove their relevance. The Government had already responded effectively to each and every distortion and misinformation on the issue,” he wrote in a blog posted on Facebook.
Targeting the Congress, which has been at the forefront of raising alarms over the deal, Mr Jaitley said that they must “realise their responsibility”. “Meanwhile those raising alarm about the alleged danger to national security ought to realise their responsibility and refrain from politicising for narrow individual ends those very matters pertaining to defence of the nation that were consistently ignored by them and by those with whom they sympathise”.
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