CAG Rafale Report: ‘PM acting as Anil Ambani’s middleman’, Says Congress President Rahul Gandhi
Vishal Malhotra (Photo/Video) By Lokesh Goswami Ten News Delhi :
New Delhi : “Anil Ambani, who met the French defence minister, mentioned an MoU he is looking forward to sign after the Indian prime minister’s visit to France. This is a breach of the official secrets act, the PM is the only other person who knows about this and in fact, Anil Ambani opened his company after this meeting”, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said this today while repeating his charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi benefited industrialist Anil Ambani in the Rafale jet deal.
Gandhi’s scathing attack on PM Modi on the Rafale fighter jet deal comes a day after repeating his allegation of corruption in the 36-jet deal.
“The Prime Minister became prime minister saying he will fight corruption. Have you read today’s Hindu? It is very clear in today’s (Monday’s) Hindu article that the PM removed the anti-corruption clause. Every defence deal has an anti-corruption clause,” he said after meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was on a day-long fast in the capital.
The Congress alleges that the government finalised an overpriced deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets at an inflated price to benefit Anil Ambani, whose inexperienced defence firm was recommended as an offset partner for Dassault, the company manufacturing the aircraft. Both Dassault and the government have denied the allegations.