On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed all four petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal, saying it found “no occasion to really doubt the process” of decision making, pricing and selection of offset partners.
Addressing a rally in former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli, Modi questioned the Congress on why it did not strengthen the Air Force despite demands by the military after the Kargil war.
Accusing the government of furnishing “false information” to the court, PAC Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said he would request members of the parliamentary panel to ask the Attorney General and the CAG when the audit report was tabled in Parliament.
Akhilesh’s statement goes against the Congress, which stood firm on its demand for a JPC probe, saying that the verdict had vindicated its stand that the issue of corruption in the deal cannot be decided by the court and the government must set up a JPC to probe the deal.
BJP national media head Anil Baluni on Saturday tweeted that the party, through press conferences at 70 places across the country, will expose the Congress for compromising national security and hatching a conspiracy against the government.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the multi-billion dollar deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale jets.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.