New Delhi: On the day when the Supreme Court is hearing the review petitions filed by various parties in the Rafale case, the Congress party upped the ante on the Bharatiya Janata Party regarding the Rafale deal soon after a daily published a report of the Defence Ministry on the negotiation. Congress leader Surjewala said the deal was not finalised by the Indian Negotiating Team of the Defence Ministry, but it was rather finalised by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the behest of the prime minister’s office.
The Congress also launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter jet deal, alleging that he misused his office to benefit Dassault Aviation, and that a case under the prevention of corruption law be made out against him.
Surjewala accused the government of misleading the parliament, he claimed that the government’s claim of buying 36 Rafale aircraft at Rs. 59,000 crore is wrong and the Indian negotiating team has put the figure at Rs. 64,000 crore.
— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) March 6, 2019
Do we need anymore proof that Modi undermined our national interest to help his friend Anil Ambani? By removing the bank guarantee clause Modi ensured India overpaid for the Rafale jets & cost the average tax payer millions. #WhoAteTheRafalePiehttps://t.co/4lJBbi59Oi
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 6, 2019