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Congress to make a ‘new revelation’ on Rafale

| | Dona Paula (Goa)

The last words on the Rafale deal may not yet have been said. The Congress is likely to come out with some new revelation about the pricing of the deal in Parliament when the budget session resumes after the recess.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of the Difficult Dialogue conference here, senior  Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that the party was in possession of some important information on the pricing aspect and it will place them in Parliament.

"We have our trump card. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has sought time to speak on this issue in the Lok Sabha. Wait for him to make some important revelation, " Khurshid said.

Khurshid said the Congress was aware of the implications of making public sensitive aspects of customising the fighter aircraft to suit our defence requirements. He clarified that the Congress was not seeking those details and was merely asking the Modi Government to come clean on the pricing aspect.

Khurshid hinted that the Congress may reveal the approximate price of Rafale jets arrived at during the UPA regime. "We are not shooting in the dark like the BJP does. We are levelling charges on the basis of solid facts, " he maintained.

The Congress has been attacking the Modi Government over the issue, claiming the deal negotiated under the UPA was cheaper than the one signed by the current dispensation to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets from France at a cost of Rs 58,000 crore. And Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been alleging that there is a scam in the deal that has been "personally" enabled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On triple talaq Bill, Khurshid indicated that the Congress may  come forward with a crucial suggestion that could help in sustaining a divorced Muslim woman if her husband was a destitute person not in a position to support her or give her alimony. "Sending such a man to jail is not going to help the  divorced wife. The state must develop a mechanism to sustain her. We may come out with some recommendations when the triple talaq Bill is debated in the Rajya Sabha," he said. 

 
 
 
 
 

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