In pics: War of words over Rafale jet deal - who said what

Here is who said what in the war of words over Rafale deal which intensified on Wednesday in the Parliament. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Launching a scathing attack on Congress during a debate on Rafale deal in Parliament, Union minister Arun Jaitley said that Rahul Gandhi is too scared to authenticate the tape he wants to produce in Lok Sabha.

"On the last occasion, Rahul Gandhi manufactured a conversation between him and the former French president. Today, he repeats the same. Today, he tried to produce a tap but he is too scared to authenticate it."



Congress President Rahul Gandhi

"Modi spoke for 90 minutes in a staged interview but still did not answer questions on the Rafale issue... He does not have the guts to come to Parliament and confront questions (on Rafale) and hides in his room."

"The PM faces an Open Book Rafale Deal Exam in Parliament," Gandhi tweeted later on Wednesday.


BJP-ally Shiv Sena

"If the government is honest, then it should be ready for a Joint Parliament Committee probe," said Arvind Sawant.

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Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

"Rahul Gandhi's press conference was all about his desperation, lies and misrepresentation. He could not make any good point in Parliament and was exposed completely for his complete lack of understanding of issues. To make up for that he held a press conference and exposed himself again."

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

"A student who fails in the classroom boasts and challenges from outside," she tweeted while taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for posing a list of questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter. 

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