Rahul Gandhi reacts to Arun Jaitley, demands for Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe Rafale deal

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 29: Reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark on Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi demanded for a Joint Parliament Committee to “sort” the fighter jet issue.

Describing the Rafale deal a “great robbery” in a tweet, Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “Supreme Leader is protecting his friend, so this may be inconvenient.”

“Mr Jaitley, thanks for bringing the nation’s attention back to the GREAT #RAFALE ROBBERY! How about a Joint Parliamentary Committee to sort it out? Problem is, your Supreme Leader is protecting his friend, so this may be inconvenient” he wrote on Twitter.

The Congress President sought a response from Jaitley in  24-hour.

Gandhi’s reaction came after the finance minister termed the Congress allegations on the Rafale deal as “complete falsehood” and said the basic aircraft price at which the fighter jets had been bought was 9 percent cheaper than that negotiated by the UPA government.

The Minister in his blogpost said the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi were unaware of the Rafale deal facts.

Earlier in a day, Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said vendors have to notify how the offset deals would be discharged under the defence procurement policy.

“DPP says it has to be defence PSU with experience in the sector, so only Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) had that”.  Anand Sharma,


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