Congress workers march at India Gate demanding JPC probe on Rafale Deal

New Delhi, Dec 15 : Indian Youth Congress workers on Saturday marched to India Gate demanding the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Rafale Deal.

The Opposition stepped up its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the billion dollar deal signed between the NDA government and France’s Dassault Aviation. The Supreme Court had dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The Opposition has alleged irregularities in the deal.

“This is a validation of what the Congress party said months ago that the Supreme Court was not the forum to decide the issue of such a sensitive defence contract. The only forum is a joint parliamentary committee, which will probe the entire corruption in the Rafale deal and find out and decide who are the accused people and then set in motion the process of law,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

“What the government presented to the Supreme Court was one sided, half-baked information on an unsigned affidavit, which was not scrutinised by anybody. If the government has nothing to hide, I challenge them today to submit to a JPC probe.”

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