The Congress party president, Sonia Gandhi, on Monday reacted to Janta Ka Reporter’s two-part expose on Rafale Deal and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the questions raised on alleged corruption.
Addressing the Congress Working Committee’s meet at her residence on Monday, Gandhi said, “The Modi government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India’s Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds. The Government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections. Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked- questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving ministers and dubious defence deals. Government would be obliged to answer these questions, but in order to avoid the questions and answer ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken an extraordinary step of not holding the winter session when should be held.”
Gandhi is expected to be replaced by her son Rahul early next month. The CWC on Monday had approved the election process to find her successor through an election.
Earlier, Rahul too had shared Janta Ka Reporter’s expose on Twitter when he launched brutal attack on Prime Minister Modi with his sarcastic tweets.
Read her full statement, as shared by Congress party’s head of media, Randeep Surjewala, on Twitter, below;