New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS): Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday called Congress president Rahul Gandhi's family corrupt and said he should refrain from playing with national security for his "cheap politics" over the Rafale deal.
Accusing Gandhi of lying, Prasad told the media: "We cannot expect anything from him (Rahul Gandhi) as the entire Gandhi family is involved in corruption, whether it is Bofors or National Herald or other issues."
He accused Gandhi of following the same agenda that Pakistan espouses.
"Now even the people of Pakistan are saying that they want Rahul Gandhi to be India's Prime Minister," the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.
"Do not play with the security of the country for your cheap politics... The country is not going to be affected by the lie spoken shamelessly by Rahul Gandhi."
His remarks came amid the raging controversy over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from the French firm Dassault Aviation after former Franch President Francois Hollande claimed that the Indian government suggested a private firm for the offset contract.