RaGa accuses PM Modi of lying on Amethi ordnance factory

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New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying about inaugurating Amethi ordnance factory on Sunday and claimed that he had himself laid the foundation stone in 2010.

Taking to the Twitter, Rahul wrote: “Prime minister Ji, I had myself laid the foundation stone of the ordnance factory in Amethi in 2010. In the last many years, small weapons are being manufactured there.

“You went to Amethi yesterday and spoke a lie, which you are used to doing. Are you not ashamed a bit,” he asked in a tweet in Hindi.

Shortly after Gandhi’s tweet, Smriti Irani responded in Hindi on Twitter.

“You are scared to see development in Amethi, that you did not see what was inaugurated in Korwa was a JV. Under this agreement between India and Russia, AK-203 rifles will be manufactured,” she said, tagging Rahul Gandhi in the tweet.

On Sunday, Modi inaugurated the ordnance factory which will produce AK-203 assault rifles and subsequently export them to other countries. Speaking at the event, Modi said that this work had begun way back in 2009.

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