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French no guarantee for Rafale latest skeleton in govt's cupboard: Rahul

The government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that no "sovereign guarantee" was given by the French government on the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, on Monday | Photo: PTI
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | Photo: PTI

The Thursday accused of compromising interests on the Rafale issue, with alleging that the latest skeleton to tumble out of the "Rafale cupboard" is that there is no guarantee by the backing the deal.

Gandhi asked if the Rafale jet deal can be called a "Government to Government" contract with saying there is only a letter from the promising to be faithful.

"The latest skeleton to tumble out of the RAFALE cupboard: No Guarantee by the backing the deal.

"BUT, our PM says there's a letter from the French promising to be faithful. That's enough to call this a Government to Government deal?" he asked on Twitter, using the hashtag "BikGayaChowkidar".

The government told the on Wednesday that no "sovereign guarantee" was given by the French government on the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

The French government has, however, given a "letter of comfort" to which would be good enough "governmental guarantee", K K told the court.

Echoing his party president, said the only forum to investigate acts of omission, commission and corruption in the "biggest defence scam" of is to have a (JPC) probe.

"has gone as far as to sabotage his own nation's interests in favour of his crony capitalist friends," he said at a press conference, alleging that the prime minister had waived the sovereign guarantee requirement in the deal.

First Published: Thu, November 15 2018. 16:25 IST
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