Rafale Report Submitted in SC By Govt is Admission of Theft by Modi: Rahul Gandhi
'He admitted to changes in the contract without asking the Air Force and put Rs 30,000 crore in Ambani's pocket,' wrote the Congress president.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged on Tuesday, November 13, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi admitted to “theft” in the Rafale deal — pertaining to making changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force — before the Supreme Court.
On Monday, November 12, the Centre submitted a 14-page document titled “Details of the steps in the decision making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft order” to the Supreme Court.
Quoting the NewsCentral24x7 article that detailed the irregularities of the Rafale deal emerging by way of the documents furnished by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to the SC, Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, “Modi ji has admitted to his theft in the Supreme Court. In the affidavit, he admitted to changes in the contract without asking the Air Force and put Rs 30,000 crore in Ambani’s pocket.” He ended the tweet with a cheeky statement, “The show isn’t over yet, my friend.”
सुप्रीम कोर्ट में मोदीजी ने मानी अपनी चोरी।
हलफ़नामे में माना कि उन्होंने बिना वायुसेना से पूछे कांट्रैक्ट बदला और 30,000 करोड़ रूपया अंबानी की जेब में डाला।
पिक्चर अभी बाकी है मेरे दोस्त…https://t.co/flCgrrlUjw
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 13, 2018
The Centre disclosed to the Supreme Court the pricing details for the 36 Rafale jets that were negotiated on “better terms” and said it “completely followed” the Defence Procurement Procedure laid out in 2013 and secured approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security.
The submission by the Centre was made in the 14-page document that has since been made public.
However, the pricing details provided in a sealed cover remained in the custody of the apex court. The court will peruse both the documents and take up the matter on Wednesday.
(With PTI inputs)