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Rafale deal: Dassault paid kickbacks to Ambani's firm, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also alleged that CBI chief Alok Verma was removed as he wanted to investigate the deal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI photo

Congress chief Friday alleged that paid Rs 2.84 billion to Anil Ambani's as the "first installment of kickbacks" and claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was having "sleepless nights" fearing action if a probe was conducted into the

He also alleged that chief was removed as he wanted to investigate the deal.

There was no immediate reaction from the government and Ambani on the fresh charges made by Gandhi. However, they have previously rejected all allegations made over the

CEO ric Trappier has said the reason Ambani's firm was given the offset contract and not state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was that it had land for the project, he said, alleging the land was purchased by Ambani's company with the money that Dassault gave.

"Dassault gave Rs 2.84 billion to a loss-making company with a valuation of Rs 8,30,000. This is the first installment of kickbacks that has been given to Anil Ambani," he said.

"Rafale is an open and shut case and there is only one man who has done corruption," he said.

First Published: Fri, November 02 2018. 13:05 IST