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Supreme Court satisfied itself, CAG satisfied itself, Modi govt stands vindicated: Arun Jaitley on Rafale report

New Delhi, Agencies | Updated : 13 February 2019, 03:44 PM

Union Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the lies of the Congress and opposition parties stand exposed by the CAG report on Rafale, which reaffirms the dictum that truth shall prevail. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Rafale, tabled in the Rajya Sabha, said that the deal negotiated by the NDA in 2016 was 2.86 per cent cheaper than what was negotiated by the UPA in 2007. "It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right. Satyameva Jayate" ? the truth shall prevail. The CAG Report on Rafale reaffirms the dictum," Jaitley said in a series of tweet.

He said, the CAG report outlines that 2016 deal terms were lower in terms of price, faster in terms of delivery, while ensuring better maintenance and lower escalation. "The lies of 'Mahajhootbandhan' stand exposed by the CAG Report. How does democracy punish those who consistently lied to the nation?," he questioned in the tweet.

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“Congress stands for the destruction of institutions, they destroyed institutions during emergency. No file or decision relating to any defence purchase, or Rafale in particular ever went to Rajiv Mehrishi (CAG) when he was Secretary Economic Affairs for 11 months,” Jaitley said in an interview to ANI. On reports of Congress' conflict of interest charge against CAG Mehrishi, Jaitley said that “no file or any decision relating to any defence purchase, or Rafale in particular ever went to Shri Rajiv Mehrishi when he was there for 11 months as Secretary Economic Affairs.”

“The Supreme Court has satisfied itself, the CAG has satisfied itself, the govt stands vindicated. The matter doesn’t finish here, the people have to punish those who misled the country. This is exactly the repetition of 1989. The Congress President had manufactured a statistic 500 vs 1600, data which doesn't exist anywhere. He repeated that lie ad nauseam,” Jaitley added.    

First Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 03:26 PM
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