My Times Today.There were heated scenes in the Lok Sabha as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi of insulting her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Nobody has a right to call me or the prime minister a thief and a liar,” said a visibly angry Nirmala Sitharaman, whom speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to calm down.The defence minister was responding to Rahul Gandhi who said that he wanted to speak as his name was taken by Ms Sitharaman during her reply to a debate on Rafale deal.
Referring to Mr Gandhi’s conversation with former French president Franois Hollande, she said the Congress chief had quoted him without any proof.
While clarifying his conversation with Mr Hollande, Mr Gandhi said the former French president had said that the price was not part of the contract and he could say that publicly.
He further claimed Mr Hollande himself had stated that the name of businessman Anil Ambani was given to him by PM Modi and Government of India.