Rahul Gandhi accused Nirmala Sitharaman of a "direct jhooth (lie)". The actual money that HAL was expecting was only Rs 26,570 crore, he said. "The rest about orders worth Rs 73,000 crore is bakwas (nonsense). Technical Evaluation Committee doesn't mean an order," the Congress president said. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasized in parliament that her statement on orders worth Rs 1 lakh crore for state-run defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was not false.