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Rahul Gandhi Alleges PM Modi Of Lying About Amethi Ordnance Factory, Smriti Irani Strikes Back

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| March 4 , 2019 , 12:34 IST

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a factory to manufacture advanced AK-203 rifles in Amethi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Modi claiming that he had inaugurated the ordnance factory in 2010 and accused the prime minister of lying to people.

He took to his Twitter account and said, "Dear Prime Minister, I laid the foundation stone for Amethi's Ordnance Factory in 2010. For the last several years there has been the production of small arms. Yesterday, you went to Amethi and due to the force of habit, lied again. Do not you feel ashamed at all?"

Soon after Rahul Gandhi's attack on PM Modi, Union Minister Smriti Irani lashed out the Congress chief for attacking the prime minister with "wrong facts", saying that he did not even bother to check what was being inaugurated in Amethi.

"You are so scared of the development in Amethi that you did not even bother to check that what is being inaugurated in Amethi is an Indo-Russian joint-venture under which the two countries have agreed to manufacture AK-203 rifles," Smriti Irani said.

Modi, who landed in the city after addressing a rally some 350 km away in Bihar's Patna, said Amethi, which has traditionally been loyal to the Gandhi family, was the best example of his 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (together with all, development for all) motto and his government has done full justice to the constituency in terms of the development.

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Without naming Rahul Gandhi, Modi said, "Some people go around giving speeches of 'made in Ujjain', 'made in Jaipur', 'made in Jaisalmer'...this is Modi. Now 'Made in Amethi' will be AK-203 rifles. It will help our jawans." He said the rifles will be made in bulk and exported also, thus presenting employment opportunities to the local youths.