Think before levelling allegations: Rajnath to Rahul

Amreli (Guj): Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday advised Congress president Rahul Gandhi not to make allegations against the government on the Rafale issue without proof.

Singh said the verification of the French media report, which quoted former French President Francois Hollande on the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets, will reveal the truth.

Hollande was quoted in a French media report as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice.

“The government has issued a statement on the issue. Let the verification of the report take place. It will clear the situation, it will reveal the truth,” Singh told reporters here.

The home minister, who was here to attend a meeting of the cooperative societies sector, went on to advise Gandhi that he should not make allegations without proof.

“One should think four times before levelling any baseless allegation. One should not make allegations without proof,” Singh said to a question on what he would like to tell Gandhi who has been dragging the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the deal.

Gandhi had dragged Modi into the imbroglio by alleging that the prime minister was involved in the Rafale “scam”.