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.
अमेठी की ऑर्डिनेंस फैक्ट्री का शिलान्यास 2010 में मैंने खुद किया था।
पिछले कई सालों से वहां छोटे हथियारों का उत्पादन चल रहा है।
कल आप अमेठी गए और अपनी आदत से मजबूर होकर आपने फिर झूठ बोला।
क्या आपको बिल्कुल भी शर्म नहीं आती?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 4, 2019
Have you no shame at all?
YOU stole 30,000 Cr and gave it to your friend Anil.
YOU are solely responsible for the delay in the arrival of the RAFALE jets.
YOU are WHY brave IAF pilots like Wing Cdr. Abhinandan, are risking their lives flying outdated jets. https://t.co/BrzAuFTlFu
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 2, 2019