To cover Modi’s dilemma BJP claims international conspiracy in questioning Rafale deal, says Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a dilemma what to disclose about Rafale deal and to cover that scam, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is now claiming that Rafale aircraft deal is being questioned by the Opposition because of an international conspiracy.

Sibal went ahead saying, ” Modi should change  his government’s slogan from ‘na khayenge, na khane denge’ to “na main bataoga a batanedooga.”

“Where is the international conspiracy,We wanted Rafale deal to go through, which would generate thousands of jobs. I want to ask Nirmala Sitharaman where did she come across international conspiracy,” Kapil Sibal said.

Modi never constituted Lokpal because of Rafale Scam

Targeting Modi, Kapil Sibal said, “Now, we know why Lokpal was never constituted because then people would know the truth about Rafalegate.”

“There are disputed facts. We are hoping PM Modi will clarify who and how one benefited by sidelining HAL. 22000 jobs would’ve been created if HAL was awarded the deal. Transfer of technology was included in the UPA deal,” Sibal said.

“Modi is in a dilemma whether he should agree that ex-French president Francois Hollande is telling the truth about the Rafale deal or Hollande is telling lies (Modi has no evidence or argument to support his lies), Modi is in a fix what to say, purchase toh karliya par lena ke, dene pargayee,” Sibal said.

“This is the for the first time in the history of India that Prime Minister Narendra Modi acted in an individual manner to sign a deal without discussing with the government.He changed the nature of the deal thinking he is entitled to and changed the global tender and made it a government to government agreement,”Kapil said.

Sibal further questioned on what basis an individual can change the deal of a country, ” he is not entitled to do anything on what he likes.”

“Nor Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley or Nirmala Sithjaraman – none of them were aware of the new deal announced by PM. Only two people knew- then French President Hollande and PM Modi, so in a court the best evidence we have of Hollande , “Sibal said.

Narendra Modi and ANil AMbani kin the Rafale deal and its connection with Anil Ambani,

Launching  a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal and its connection with Anil Ambani, the Congress leader said that the “businessman friend’s” Reliance Defence was incorporated when the aircraft deal was announced. Speaking at a press conference, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the deal was made to favour Ambani.

“On March 28, 2015, Reliance Defence Limited was incorporated. On March 25, 2015, Eric Trappier stated that contract with HAL was finalised. On March 11, 2015, HAL and Dassault stated parts of Rafale manufactured by HAL and Dassault will be guaranteed by respective companies,” Sibal said.

The Congress leader further alleged that only former French president Francois Hollande and PM Narendra Modi were aware of the Rafale deal. “On April 8, 2015, Foreign Secretary of India stated Rafale deal wasn’t on the table during PM’s visit to France on April 10, 2015. But PM announced about the 36 Rafale aircrafts deal, while none of them were aware,” he said.

” Two  weeks after the new deal was announced, on 24th April, 2015, Reliance Aerostructure Ltd was incorporated. Somehow both PM Modi and Reliance knew about the new deal all along. Only HAL didn’t know. Manohar Parrikar, Arun Jaitley or Nirmala Sitharaman none of them were aware of the new deal announced by PM. Only two people knew — then French President Hollande and PM Modi,” the allegation continued.

“Why did they take decision on Rafale deal on April 10? We are only asking for the price, not the technology,” he said.

While concluding his press conference, Sibal pointed out that Modi must reply to the Rafale questions when he addressees rallies or give lengthy speeches.

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