NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again tried to corner the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal. The Gandhi scion posed three questions to the Modi dispensation on a day when the first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India.
Here’s what Rahul Gandhi tweeted:
“Meanwhile, can GOI answer:
Why each aircraft costs ₹1670 Crores instead of ₹526 Crores?
Why 36 aircraft were bought instead of 126?
Why was bankrupt Anil given a ₹30,000 Crores contract instead of HAL?”
Earlier, the former Congress president had made allegations of corruption in Rs 59,000 crore deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets and repeatedly tried to slam the Modi government during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign.
However, Gandhi’s campaign failed to garner the support of the electorate as the Congress managed to bag only 52 Lok Sabha seats.
The Supreme Court had on December 14, 2018 rejected a plea seeking a probe into the Rafale deal.
The Congress leader congratulated the Indian Air Force (IAF) for Rafale.
Amid the ongoing border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh, India today received five Rafale jets which would certainly boost the IAF’s combat capability.