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Rahul attacks Sitharaman over Rafale deal prices

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday accused of allegedly lying on the price paid per Rafale aircraft, citing a report.

"called RM's (Nirmala Sitharaman) lie and released prices paid per RAFALE plane in report," he said in a series of tweets.

"1319 crore, MODI (Narendra Modi) 1670 crore, (MMS) 570 crore," he wrote, citing the Annual Report 2016.

"1,100 crore per plane or 36,000 crore i.e 10 per cent of our defence budget, in the pocket."

"Meanwhile, our begs our government for money," he added attaching a couple of pages from the report.

The government on Wednesday ruled out any plan to issue a fighter jet deal, which has been questioned by opposition parties.

K.V. Thomas, in a written question in the Lok Sabha, had asked if the government had been urged to issue a deal by "defence experts as well as some political leaders", and its reaction. But for Defence replied in the negative to both the questions.

The Opposition had alleged that the deal for 36 Rafale fighter planes with the was finalised at a higher price than the previous deal for 126 medium multi-role combat (MMRCA).



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First Published: Fri, March 16 2018. 18:14 IST