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Congress takes dig at Narendra Modi over Aero India, accuses him of taking credit for event started in 1996

NEW DELHI: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Monday said ”the man in fancy dress” has claimed credit for Aero India when the truth is that it started in 1996 and is held in Bengaluru because of the presence of organisations there tracing their origins to the Nehruvian era.

The opposition party’s attack came after Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Aero India at the Yelahanka Air Force station complex on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Congress general secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter, ”The man in fancy dress claims credit for Aero India, the show held in Bengaluru. The truth is it started way back in 1996 and gained in strength over the years.” ”It’s held in Bengaluru simply because of the presence of organisations there tracing their origins to the Nehruvian era,” Ramesh said.

After inaugurating the 14th edition of Aero India, Modi, who was wearing a hat along with kurta-pyjama and ‘sadri’ jacket, said India has ”rejuvenated” its defence production sector in the last eight-nine years and is looking at increasing the export of military hardware from USD 1.5 billion to USD 5 billion by 2024-25.

Source: Press Trust of India

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