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Rafale deal turning out to be 'mother scam': Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As met French on Saturday, the slammed the BJP government over the Rafale deal, saying it is turning out to be yet another "mother scam".

Asking the government to come clear on the deal, said: "You must be aware that for the last 3-4 days, we have been speaking (in Parliament) about the Rafale deal. For three days continuously we have been asking, but not one word from the government, not even denial.

"This is turning out to be yet another mother scam which I think the government must come clear on," the said.

"Where are the spokespersons of the (BJP), the ministers -- Piyush Goyal, and Not one word about Rafale deal," he added.

Vadakkan said that the BJP's attempt to cover up the deal was falling flat. "On April 8, 2016, the said the is not going to take up the Rafale deal in his trip to On the contrary, the deal was signed. Where was the at that time?"

Vadakkan also said had paid high price to for the purchase of the fighter compared to prices paid by countries like and

"It was not some charity. The government should answer where the money has gone. It is very strange indeed. What is it that they are trying to cover up? What is it that they are trying to hide," he said.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 21:20 IST