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03/01/2019 11:42 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi Posed 4 Questions To Modi On Rafale, But Something Was Amiss

Rahul Gandhi has said that Modi faces an open book exam on the Rafale deal in Parliament on Thursday.

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A file photo of Rahul Gandhi. 

The heated debate on the Rafale deal in Lok Sabha spilt over to Twitter after the House was adjourned. Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted questions to prime minister Narendra Modi and said he would face an “Open Book #RafaleDeal Exam in Parliament” on Thursday. 

The Congress has questioned the deal for months and found a new weapon to attack the Narendra Modi government in an audio clip. 

The party on Wednesday cited the audio clip of a conversation purportedly of Goa minister Vishwajit Rane speaking to an unidentified person. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed Rane could be clearly heard in the audio tape saying that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told his cabinet during a meeting that all documents relating to the Rafale deal were with him.

Here’s what Rahul Gandhi tweeted: 

Meanwhile, as Gandhi joked about if Modi will be in attendance or send a proxy to Parliament on Thursday, Twitter found something amiss in his tweet. They were quick to point out there were only three questions, despite Gandhi having numbered them to be four questions. 

Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman one of the people who alleged Gandhi couldn’t count. 

While Twitter attacked Gandhi over the third question, the official Congress Twitter handle said that the third question was open to the public. The best question, they said, would be posed to the prime minister and the winner would get a t-shirt.  

Gandhi later tweeted the question, terming it as “The Missing Q3!”

He said he had held back the question because the Lok Sabha speaker had said he could not talk about the Goa tape.

The Congress, later in the night, announce the winner who came up with the missing third question.

(With PTI inputs)