Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged Rs 30,000 crore Rafale scam. The Congress president accused the prime minister of running "parallel negotiations" with the French side and claimed that the Defence Ministry protested ‘parallel parleys’ by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
“We have been saying this for more than a year that the PM is directly involved in the alleged Rafale scam…It is absolutely black and white that the prime minister himself was carrying a parallel negotiation with the French,” Gandhi said at a press conference in New Delhi.
It is an open and shut case, Gandhi said, mounting a fresh attack on the government on the fighter jet deal following a media report.
The government can use the law against everyone, including his brother-in-law Robert Vadra and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram, but they must come clean on the Rafale deal, the Congress president said.
He was responding to a question on the Enforcement Directorate interrogating his brother-in-law Robert Vadra in a money laundering case and the government's sanction to prosecute former finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX MEDIA case.
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