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Your deadline on the Rafale JPC running out, Rahul tells Jaitley

Rahul Gandhi  

Young India awaits a decision on a joint parliamentary committee on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi told Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday, a day after the latter gave him 24 hours to “check and revert” on the issue.

As Indian Youth Congress workers gathered outside the All India Congress Committee office in New Delhi in preparation for a protest march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on the issue, Mr. Gandhi took to Twitter to address the Finance Minister.

“Dear Mr. Jaitley, Less than 6 hrs left for your deadline on the #Rafale JPC to run out. Young India is waiting. I hope you’re busy convincing Modi Ji and Anil Ambani Ji about why they should listen to you & approve this!”, he said.

The Congress, which has launched a frontal attack on the government on the Rafale issue, is undertaking a pan India campaign to “apprise people” on the deal. Party leaders are fanning out across the country, holding press conferences that will be followed by plans for district and State level agitations on the issue.

“Mr Jaitley, thanks for bringing the nation’s attention back to the ‘GREAT RAFALE ROBBERY’ How about a Joint Parliamentary Committee to sort it out? Problem is, your ‘Supreme Leader’ is protecting ‘his friend’, so this may be inconvenient. Do check and revert in 24 hours. We’re waiting,” Mr. Gandhi said on Twitter on Wednesday after Mr. Jaitley spoke on the deal.

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