Congress moves CVC seeking probe into Rafale deal scam

Rafale deal scam

New Delhi, Sep 24 : Continuing its relentless attack against the Modi government over the “Rafale scam”, a delegation of top Congress leaders met the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) later on Monday seeking a probe into the alleged regurgitates in the deal announced by the Prime Minister in April 2015.

Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Faced with corruption exposed in Rafale scam,an unnerved,frustrated and worried Modi govt is seeking shelter of Pakistan to deflect attention of the country.Was your love for Pakistan not apparent when you were indulging in saree-shawl diplomacy’ while Pak was killing our soldiers.”

The party has already submitted a memorandum to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi for a special and forensic audit into the intergovernmental deal with France to procure 36 Rafale jets.

It had requested the apex auditor to prepare a report on the alleged irregularities in the deal and present it in Parliament.

It will make a similar request to the CVC, besides demanding registration of a case of corruption in the matter, the party said on Sunday.

The Congress has launched an offensive against the BJP government over the Rafale deal alleging corruption and violation of rules by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded answers from him.

It has also accused the prime minister, finance minister and defence minister of “lying on the issue”.

Former French president Francois Hollande has claimed that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence’s name as the offset partner for Dassault Aviation.

Modi had announced the procurement of 36 Rafale fighters after holding talks with the then French president Hollande on 10 April, 2015, in Paris.

 

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