Supreme Court verdict on Rafale: ‘Every deal is not a Bofors deal,’ says BJP

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 December 2018, 01:57 PM
Every deal is not Bofors deal. It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals
Every deal is not Bofors deal. It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals

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.

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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.

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.

First Published: Friday, December 14, 2018 12:25 PM
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