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Rahul Gandhi Coins “Government’s New Tagline”

“Gayab Ho Gaya”
Monitoring Desk
NEW DELHI
The government’s admission of theft of Rafale deal documents has supplied the Congress with fresh ammunition. Today, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi jeered at the government, saying “gayeb ho gaya” (it is gone) will be its new “tagline”.
The words, he said, would apply to a multitude of things – like “jobs for youths, right prices for farmers’ produce, promises of Rs. 15 lakh to everyone’s bank account, farmers’ insurance, black money after demonetisation and Dokalam”.
Yesterday, the government told the Supreme Court – which has been requested to reopen the case – that classified documents related to the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets were stolen from the defence ministry. The petitioners – who have sought a review of the top court’s December verdict that endorsed the process followed in the deal – had accessed those papers illegally, the government said.
The admission has triggered a series of jibes, mostly at the Prime Minister, who had dubbed himself a chowkidaar (watchman) of the nation’s interests.
Most questioned how classified documents from the defence ministry could have been stolen in presence of a “chowkidaar”.



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