There has been no response from the BJP or the government so far.
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Randeep Surjewala, the party’s chief spokesperson, told reporters that a French news portal had supported former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in his new publication alleging corruption in the Rafale air deal. There has been no response from the BJP and the government at the moment, although in the past they have denied any irregularities in the country’s largest defense deal. Read more – Rajasthan Assembly Bypoll 2021: Whose weight in Rajasthan Assembly by-election? Read the full report
Surjeewala said that according to a report in a French portal, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) had revealed that since the signing of the Biman deal in 2016, Raphael’s manufacturing company Das had sold 1.1 million units to an Indian middleware unit – Dafakis Solution Euro. . He asked, “Isn’t there a need for a thorough and independent investigation into this matter?” If a bribe has been paid, then the Government of India should look into who was given the money. ” Read more – Priyanka Gandhi faces corona infection, isolates herself, cancels Assam tour
The Congress leader further asked, “Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi respond to the country now?” Surjewala said decades have shown this money to be an expense as a ‘gift to customers’. He said if evidence of an intermediary or commission was found under the defense procurement process, it would have severe punitive consequences and steps should be taken to ban the supplier, cancel the contract, impose heavy fines and register an FIR. . Surjewala raises the question of whether this action can be taken against the maker of the raffle?