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Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

A heated debate on the Rafale deal between Congress and BJP is underway in Lok Sabha. Parliament winter session LIVE updates

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The Rafale row took centre stage in Lok Sabha proceedings on Wednesday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defending the Modi government's procurement of the French fighter jet. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi sought permission to play a purported audio tape of a Goa minister on the Rafale deal but refused to authenticate it, prompting Union Minister Arun Jaitley to accuse him speaking "lies repeatedly". Initiating a discussion on the Rafale issue, Gandhi targeted Narendra Modi, claiming that he "does not have guts" to come to Parliament to confront questions ...

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Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha adjourned till Thursday.

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourns House till 5:00 PM

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

The money trail in Rafale deal is through "Reliance chhotabhai Ambani," says Saugata Roy, referring to Anil Ambani and his company Reliance Defence.

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

#WATCH Moment when Congress MPs threw paper planes towards FM Arun Jaitley while he was speaking during #Rafaledeal debate in Lok Sabha (Source:LS TV) pic.twitter.com/4LuuBIUSPU — ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2019

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Congress MP: We threw the paper planes (in Lok Sabha during FM Arun Jaitley's statement) as the discussion was on Rafale, so talk about Rafale, but they were talking about Bofors, Agusta Westland and National Herald. We want a JPC on this issue. pic.twitter.com/KbAFnmh7X4 — ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2019

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy speaking on Rafale deal, questions government on why Reliance Defence was selected as offset partner in French fighter jet deal.

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

The Opposition line is "our hands our corrupt, so we will make allegations against a clean government": Jaitley

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Jaitley says Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) not required to probe Rafale deal as it's not a matter of policy or governance. As the Supreme Court has given the deal a clean chit, there's no need to further investigate the matter. 

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

The offset partner (Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence) is not manufacturing the Rafale jet. Rahul Gandhi's education should begin with 'ABC': Arun Jaitley

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Jaitley says Air Force in dire need of fighter jets since 2001. "Cost of basic aircraft 9% cheaper than UPA-era agreement and weaponised jet 20% cheaper."

Rafale debate highlights: Oppn attacks govt; Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha adjourned till 3.30 pm amidst protest during the discussion on Rafale jet deal

First Published: Wed, January 02 2019. 07:42 IST
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