Centre yet to ‘invent’ justification for Rafale, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 10:  After the Supreme Court sought details from the central government about the decision making process of the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the “processes to justify his decision are yet to be invented”.

“The Supreme Court has asked for the #RAFALE decision making process. It’s quite simple really…

“The PM decided. The processes to justify his decision are yet to be invented. But work has begun.

“PS. In this connection, Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman) is leaving for France tonight,” Gandhi said in Twitter.

The opposition party has been relentlessly targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime over the India-France intergovernmental deal to buy 36 Rafale jets, announced “unilaterally” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Besides petitioning the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Central Vigilance Commission, the Congress has been pressing for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the controversial deal.

Earlier in the day, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph asked the government to furnish the details of the decision-making process.

Although, the court clarified that the information sought was not related to pricing or technical ability of the jets.


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