Mallikarjun Kharge​ reiterates demand for JPC probe on Rafale

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New Delhi, Dec 19: Public Accounts Committee chairman and Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday persisted the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the Rafale deal.

“We want JPC as we’ll only get to know everything when parliament members sit and look into files”, he told media.

Kharge said that the JPC was also formed in Bofors and 2G cases also.

Criticising the affidavit on Rafale Deal submitted by the Narendra Modi government in the Supreme Court, the Congress leader stated ” How can there be a typo? Had it been one word it would’ve been understandable, entire paragraph can’t be a typo”.

While accusing the Centre to misguide the Apex Court by giving false information, Kharge also demanded a JPC to probe the matter in the Lok Sabha.

On December 15, the BJP government moved the Supreme Court seeking correction of its order on December 14 in the Rafale verdict, saying a note submitted by it in a sealed cover has led to misinterpretation about a CAG report being examined by the PAC, leading to an error in the judgement.

In an application filed before the top court, the centre said it is seeking correction with regard to two sentences in paragarph 25 of the judgement delivered.

“The error in these two sentences, as explained hereinafter, appears to have occurred, perhaps, on account of misinterpretation of a couple of sentences in a note handed over to this court in a sealed cover. The observations in the judgement have also resulted in a controversy in the public domain, and would warrant correction by this court in the interest of justice”, the government had said in an affidavit.

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