New Delhi, Dec 14: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday persisted the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal.
“Only when Prime Minister answers the JPC, we will know the real facts. This can’t happen in the Supreme Court”, He told media.
The Congress leader also advised BJP Chief Amit Shah to refrain from making immature remarks.
“All I have to tell Amit Shah is that he should refrain from making such immature statements. He doesn’t know that it is only the JPC that can reveal the truth in the Rafael Deal”.
Addersing a press confrence , Shah said “if Congress had all the proof then why did they not go to the Supreme Court with it? Their B team was already there. The JPC is formed only when there is a discussion in the house(Parliament), I challenge Congress for a discussion on it”.
“We welcome the judgement of the Supreme Court, the truth has won. People were being misled by unfortunately the country’s oldest party, the BJP Chief asserted.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all the petitions seeking court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters holding that the decision making process was not in doubt.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranajan Gogoi said it cannot go into the question of pricing and choice of offset Indian partner by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault.