Hitting hard at Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the Rafale deal, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Congress leader had tried to mislead the country on the issue and should now apologise. The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit. The court rejected pleas which had sought re-examination of the December 14, 2018 verdict which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The apex court rejected the contention that there was need for registration of FIR in connection with the deal. “We find the review petitions are without any merit,” a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said. The bench also comprised Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph.
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The whole campaign of malign is shrouded in deeply suspicious circumstances. Congress has a chequered history of taking a sub-contract in a defence contract.
BJP working president J P Nadda said the Congress leader had tried to mislead the country. Asserting that truth has prevailed, Nadda said, "From road to Parliament, Rahul Gandhi and his party tried hard to mislead the country on this issue but truth prevailed. I wish Rahul Gandhi would be in country and should apologise to nation."
Earlier, BJP leaders also took a dig at the former Congress president after the apex court asked him to be careful in future while closing a plea for contempt case against him for wrongly attributing certain comments on the Rafale deal to it.
Rahul Gandhi needs to apologize to the country, having lost in all three courts.
1. At the first appeal during the entire Rafale hearing.
2. At the public platform, during the LS elections.
3. Today, during the review, you lost again.
Rahul Gandhi also lied in the Parliament that the current President of France, Emmanuel Macron, had allowed him to disclose details of the deal. Macron said that he hadn't said anything like that and Rahul Gandhi was lying.
Ravi Shankar Prasad says, Rahul Gandhi had also said that former French President Francois Hollande had called PM Modi a thief. Hollande clarified and said this is a lie out in public. The decisions of offsets are taken by Dassault, and not by the President.
Supreme Court accepted his apology and asked Rahul Gandhi to be more careful. SC has time and again said that there is no doubt about the qualities of the Rafale fighter jets: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Rahul Gandhi quoted that the Supreme Court had said that PM Modi is a thief. There's no bigger lie than this, and today, it was proven in the Supreme Court. Top Court decision today was unanimous.
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