New Delhi: Taking a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over Rafale controversy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said it was foolish to compare prices of a simple flyaway aircraft with a weaponised jet. In a series of tweets, Jaitley questioned the knowledge of Gandhi saying “How much does he know? When will be know?"His comments come on a day when Parliament witnessed an uproar over the Rafale deal. During the debate, Gandhi wanted to know from the government why the price of the fighter jet went up from ₹ 526 crore to ₹ 1,600 crore.
“Even a fool will not compare prices of a simple flyaway Aircraft with a weaponised Jet," Jaitley said.
He further said that even in the offer made to the UPA government there were two different prices -- one of the flyaway aircraft and the offer of the weaponised aircraft.
Jaitley also accused the Congress of comparing “two unequals" and calling it a ‘scam’
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