Mayawati takes swipe at Narendra Modi over Rafale deal, says national security can be ignored for sake of ‘chowkidar’2Photo© oneindia.com

National interest can be ignored for sake of ‘chowkidar’: Mayawati on PM and Rafale

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BSP president Mayawati on Monday cited a newspaper report to take a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, saying honesty, national interest and national security can be compromised and ignored for the sake of the “chowkidar”.

Mayawati’s attack came after The Hindu claimed the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France involved “major and unprecedented” concessions from the Indian government, with critical provisions for anti-corruption penalties and making payments through an escrow account dropped days before the signing of the inter-governmental agreement (IGA).