Rafale Verdict: Yogendra Yadav Asks Why Did Modi Government Mislead Supreme Court
Modi Government Mislead Supreme Court according to Yadav
Politician and activist Yogendra Yadav pointed out the discrepancies in the Supreme Court judgement dismissing the petitions demanding a judicial probe in the Rafale deal on Friday, December 14.
SC judgement on Rafale based on factual blunders:
* That there is CAG report on Rafale
* That it was sent to PAC
* That PAC shared it with parliament
* That this report is public
Why did the Govt mislead the Supreme Court? Isn't that a contempt of court? pic.twitter.com/k5TnG4362X
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) December 14, 2018
Calling attention to Para 25 of the SC’s three-bench panel’s judgement, Yadav noted: “SC judgement on Rafale based on factual blunders:
That there is Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Rafale;
That it was sent to Public Accounts Committee (PAC);
That PAC shared it with parliament and; That this report is public. Why did the Govt mislead the Supreme Court? Isn’t that a contempt of court?”
Yadav’s observations assumes significance as the Supreme Court quoted “CAG” in its order while no such report has been made public. “The pricing details have, however, been shared with the Comptroller and Auditor General (hereinafter referred to as “CAG”), and the report of the CAG has been examined by the Public Accounts Committee (hereinafter referred to as “PAC”). Only a redacted portion of the report was placed before the Parliament, and is in public domain,” the three judge bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said.
It is important to note that neither a CAG report has been submitted to the SC nor has any PAC report been furnished before the Parliament. Most importantly, no such report is available in any public domain.