Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday holds a press conference after leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday came out with all guns blazing against the Congress after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a probe into the controversial Rafale deal, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying “all the figures by the government are correct”. Jaitley also rejected the Congress’s demand for a JPC probe into the Rafale deal.
The Congress claimed the Supreme Court has vindicated its stand that the issue of "corruption" in the Rafale fighter jet agreement cannot be decided by it and challenged the Centre to constitute a JPC to probe the deal.
“Reviews of this kind can only be done by judiciary, not by a partisan body,” Jaitley said on the demand for a JPC probe.
Earlier on Friday, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France.
Rahul Gandhi's press conference | Highlights:
"Why were job opportunities stolen from India's youth by taking the contract away from HAL?": Rahul Gandhi.
"Our questions are simple. Why was a ₹526 crore aircraft bought at ₹1600 crore? Why was contract taken away from HAL and given to Anil Ambani? HAL is experienced and owns land," Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Our questions are simple. Why was a ₹526Cr aircraft bought at ₹1600Cr? Why was contract taken away from HAL and given to Anil Ambani? HAL is experienced and owns land: Congress President @RahulGandhi #ChowkidarPureChorHai— Congress (@INCIndia) December 14, 2018