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.
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.”
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"All the figures by the government are correct and all the figures by Mr Rahul Gandhi are false and I have justified it... The truth has only one version and falsehood has many. That is why Mr Rahul Gandhi quoted several figures," says Arun Jaitley..
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: All the figures by the govt are correct and all the figures by Mr Rahul Gandhi are false and I have justified it... The truth has only one version and falsehood has many. That is why Mr Rahul Gandhi quoted several figures. #RafaleDeal pic.twitter.com/fIyD1d13g4— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2018
Rafale deal protected both security and commercial interest of India. Security interest because it increases combat ability of India, commercial interest because the final price was significantly lower both for aircraft and weaponised aircraft than what was negotiated in 2007 and 2012, says Arun Jaitley.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: Falsehood has a very short life. In this case, it was a few months. Falsehood lowers the credibility of its creator.December 14, 2018