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Mention Tehelka to Fernandes at own risk
Josy Joseph in New Delhi | February 05, 2004 00:23 IST
At the mere mention of Tehelka, George saab ko gussa kyon aata hai?
Defence Minister George Fernandes had landed back in India from South Africa at around 4am on Wednesday and was in his office by 7am. He later inaugurated Defexpo 2004 and took a round of the exhibition.
A few minutes after inaugurating Defexpo 2004, Fernandes was speaking to mediapersons when a reporter mentioned Tehelka.
The defence minister called the people behind the portal 'badmash' and 'jhoote log'. He said, "Daya aathi hai" when he thinks of the portal. "They have nothing truthful to speak of. Was there anything I had to prove?"With elections round the corner, they (critics) may carry on with their coffins," he said referring to the allegations regarding the controversy over purchase of coffins for the armed forces at exorbitant prices from a US firm.
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