Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of corruption in Rafale deal, seeks probe

| | New Delhi
  • 0

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of corruption in Rafale deal, seeks probe

Thursday, 11 October 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of corruption in Rafale deal, seeks probe

Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged on Thursday that he was a "corrupt man" who helped Anil Ambani pocket Rs 30,000 crore in the purchase of the fighter aircraft.

Gandhi demanded an investigation against the prime minister.

The Congress president also described Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's  trip to France as part of a "huge cover-up" by the government.

His attack at the government came a press conference following a report in the French media that Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale, had to choose Ambani's firm Reliance Defence as its offsets partner in India as a trade-off for getting the deal.

The government has been insisting that it had no role in the Dassault's choice of Reliance Defence.

Dassault Aviation said in a statement that it has "freely chosen to make a partnership with India's Reliance Group".

State Editions

51-year old man run over by speeding car

18 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

20-year-old arrested for sexually assaulting toddler

18 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Three arrested for molesting 25-yr-old

18 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

41-year-old man dies in road mishap near Ganesh Mandir

18 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Labourers at industrial area deprived of rights

18 February 2019 | Vikas Tyagi | Bhopal

Seminar on Gender mainstreaming in water resources mgmt ends

18 February 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

27 more hotels to shut in Karol Bagh in Delhi

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Tech Mahindra board to meet on Feb 21

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

HCSL begins construction of new yard

17 February 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Apollo Hospital offers to treat free injured CRPF troopers

17 February 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer