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Congress accepted the "challenge "to debate over Rafael deal in Parliament.

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New Delhi:1/1:(odiannews):The Congress Monday said it has accepted the “challenge” of government to hold a discussion in Lok Sabha on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France. Since Parliament will remain closed on January 1, the government and Congress are likely to face off Wednesday, promising a stormy start to 2019.Until now, the Congress had continued to disrupt proceedings in Lok Sabha, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the deal. But on Monday, it changed its stand and agreed to a discussion after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the party was “running away” from a debate. Speaking in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, said, “Jaitleyji has thrown a challenge… we are ready for a debate on January 2. Please decide the time.”