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Modi helped Anil Ambani in Rafale deal, says Rahul as SC refuses probe

The Congress party has accused the government of corruption in the deal to buy 36 Rafale planes.

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Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a press conference | Photo: ANI

Congress president on Friday said his party will prove Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government helped businessman Anil Ambani in the fighter jet, responding after the Supreme Court refused to order a probe into the defence contract.

"You can hide, you can run, but you can’t be saved," said Gandhi about Modi at a press conference in Delhi.

Gandhi said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report "cited by the Supreme Court" had not been shared with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament. “The head of PAC Mr Kharge is with us. Let's ask him if such a report came,” he said, referring to his party’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjuna Kharge.

Kharge said the PAC has not received any such report. "Where has that report gone? Is it with some other PAC that PM Modi has set up," said Gandhi. He accused the Modi government of destroying "all institutions".

The Congress party has accused the government of corruption in the deal to buy 36 planes and a decision to pick Ambani’s company Reliance Defence as an offset partner.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday said it will not examine the deal and accepted the government’s explanations on the decision-making process, the final price and Reliance Defence’s selection.

First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 19:01 IST