‘Who got Acche din,’ Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at PM Modi’s VVIP chopper, raises China issue

‘Who got Acche din,’ Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at PM Modi’s VVIP chopper, raises China issue

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday raised the issue of India-China border standoff and questioned ‘Achhe din’ comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP choppers and the condition of Indian soldiers living in sub-zero conditions. Sharing a news report which later the Press Information Bureau claimed fake, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The jawans of the country are fighting PLA soldiers in extreme weather conditions from normal tents. They are unafraid. But the Prime Minister of the country flies around in an aeroplane that costs Rs 8,400 crore and he is scared to even take the name of China. Who go acche din?”

A few days ago, VVIP aircraft Air India One to be used for President, Vice President and Prime Minister arrived at Delhi international airport from the US. These special flights are equipped with advanced communication system, allowing mid-air audio and video communication. Reports said the total cost of purchase and retrofittig the two planes has been estimated to be around Rs 8,400 crore.