The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday sought an apology from the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi for levying allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Rafale fighter jet deal. The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all the petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal. The verdict was delivered by a bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. It was pronounced on a batch of pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into deal.
BJP president Amit Shah said that the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by Congress President for political gains.
Truth always triumphs! Court’s judgment on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by Congress President for political gains. The court didn’t find anything wrong with the process nor did it find any commercial favouritism in the deal. #SCNailsRaGaLies— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 14, 2018
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “The matter was crystal clear from the beginning and we have been saying that the allegations levelled by Congress were baseless and to gain political mileage.”
"Congress President tried to mislead public for political benefit, and maligned Indian image globally, he should apologize to the house and to the people of the country," he said.
HM Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha: Congress President tried to mislead public for political benefit, and maligned Indian image globally, he should apologize to the house and to the people of the country. He thought 'Hum to doobe hain sanam tum ko bhi le doobenge' #RafaleDeal pic.twitter.com/R35swDE9GR— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2018
Welcoming the judgement, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, “Every deal is not Bofors deal. It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals on the cost of country's national security.”
Rahul Gandhi and the Congress should apologise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making false allegations against him and questioning his credibility, he added.
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Union Minister Smriti Irani, said that the Supreme court verdict exposes false narrative of opposition.
सत्य परेशान हो सकता है पराजित नहीं। In the dismissal of Rafale petitions SC not only upholds GOI stand but also exposes false narrative of Opposition. Rahul Gandhi & Co.’s relentless campaign to malign the PM & mislead the Nation just got delivered a death knell. #SCNailsRaGaLies— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) December 14, 2018