“… he made serious, baseless and wild allegations against the government and particularly against the Prime Minister with regard to the Rafale deal,” said a statement from BJP MP Prahlad Joshi.

The BJP has moved a privilege motion against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for levelling “baseless allegations” against the government on the Rafale deal during the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on July 20.

“While participating in the discussion, he made serious, baseless and wild allegations against the government and particularly against the Prime Minister with regard to the Rafale deal,” said a statement from BJP MP Prahlad Joshi.

Mr. Gandhi said the price per plane during the United Progressive Alliance regime was ₹520 crore but when Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to France and due to “some magic powers”, it rose to ₹1,600 crore.

Mr. Joshi’s statement said: “He [Mr. Gandhi] stated that under pressure from the PM, [Defence Minister] Nirmala Sitharaman told lies to the nation. He further alleged that the PM cheated his own army on dealing with China on Doklam issue.”

It said, “… [Mr. Gandhi’s] statement was baseless, malicious and amounting to bring disrepute to the PM and the Defence Minister, it was made to mislead the Members and the House.”

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