Rahul Gandhi demand JPC probe into the deal?
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday stepped up his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley on the Rafale jets deal and reiterated his party’s demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the contract.
Gandhi tweeted that the government had not initiated a JPC probe within the 24-hour deadline he had prescribed the previous day. “Dear Mr Jaitley, I guess your boss refused to hold a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the GREAT RAFALE ROBBERY? Too much to hide, too scared to face the people, I suppose…”
The deal has also become controversial on account of the fact that one of the offset deals signed by Dassault is with the Reliance Group of Anil Ambani. The Congress claims the earlier deal was scrapped and a new one signed just to provide Ambani this opportunity for an offset deal.