New Delhi, October 10
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said while the government had spent Rs 8,400 crore to procure an aircraft for PM Narendra Modi, it had made no provision for bullet-proof vehicles for the soldiers.
“Our jawans are being sent in trucks to get martyred and a Rs 8,400 crore aircraft is brought for the PM! Is this justice,” he tweeted, posting a video showing soldiers objecting to their seniors using bullet-proof vehicles.
During a Congress campaign in Punjab against the farm laws, Rahul had accused the PM of “wasting” thousands of crores on the aircraft. The government has brought two VVIP planes for the President, Vice-President and PM. It says the process for procuring the aircraft was started by the UPA government. — PTI