Panaji, June 3 (IANS) When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was striking the Rafale fighter plane deal in France, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was in Goa buying fish, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Friday, criticising Parrikar for ignoring his sensitive central ministry brief.
“He is not involved in any of the defence deals. I told you earlier that when Rafale aircraft were being bought by the Prime Minister in France, he was buying fish in Goa. This is what Mr. Parrikar’s status as a Defence Minister is today,” Singh said, addressing a press conference in Panaji.
“The Congress party has been saying so from day one. Parrikar is hardly a Defence Minister. He is a super Chief Minister of Goa,” Singh said.