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Truth shall prevail, CAG report on Rafale reaffirms dictum: Jaitley

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Soon after the (CAG) tabled its report on the fighter jet deal with in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday took a swipe at the Opposition parties saying that "truth shall prevail" and the report reaffirms the dictum.

"Satyameva Jayate - the truth shall prevail. The CAG Report on reaffirms the dictum," he tweeted.

Jaitley, who returned from the last week after medical treatment, said: "2016 versus 2007 terms - lower price, faster delivery, better maintenance, lower escalation."

His remarks came soon after the CAG report found that the fighter jet deal signed by the government was priced 2.86 per cent lower than what was negotiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

The report does not disclose the actual price of the 36 Rafale fighter jets contracted by the NDA government. However, it includes examination of the pricing.

The prices have been redacted in the report based on the insistence of the citing the Indo-French agreement of 2008 and the provisions of inter-government agreement.

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, the said: "It cannot be that the is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right.

"How does democracy punish those who consistently lied to the nation? The lies of 'Mahajhootbandhan' stand exposed by the CAG Report," he said, attacking the Opposition parties who are trying to come together ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 12:42 IST
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