Rahul Gandhi riles BJP with 'Lie Hard' film barb

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As he led his party's top decision-making body's meeting for the first time, Rahul Gandhi was flanked by his mother Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

The sarcastic remarks came a day after Gandhi chaired his first meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting as party President, in which he roundly slammed the BJP.

On Thursday, a special CBI court said investigators had failed to prove allegations that 2G or second generation spectrum was allocated out-of-turn at cheaper rates in exchange for bribes when the Congress was in power and DMK's A Raja was telecom minister.

Gandhi accused Modi of being silent on the Congress' questions about the "change in Rafale deal".

The party workers' meet will be held at Gujarat University Convention Hall at GNBC ground in Ahmedabad.

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The Congress chief will talk to leaders from South Gujarat, North Gujarat, Central Gujarat and the Saurashtra-Kutch region and ascertain the reasons behind the party's defeat, though the party had improved its performance over 2012 elections. "Our party played a very positive role in keeping everybody together", he added. We saw the results.

He said, "this is also an indication that neither the BJP nor the Congress is showing any interest to secure Muslim votes".

He claimed that whatever Gandhi might say, his party would not return to power as people know its "corrupt face". Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari hit out at former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) Vinod Rai, alleging that all the other CAG reports during his tenure were "figments of imagination", which were specifically created to vitiate the atmosphere. "Shouldn't they apologise to the nation?" The CWC also passed a resolution lauding the contribution of Sonia Gandhi in leading and guiding the party to great heights during her 19 years of presidentship. "I agree. We will ensure discipline is enforced and the party is strengthened", Gandhi reportedly told the meeting. "Now they should not blame us", he said.

It was among the major corruption scandals that came to light during the second term of the UPA government headed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

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