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CAG report on Rafale could have been manipulated: Shiv Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Wednesday questioned the veracity of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the jet deal, saying it could have been manipulated.

The Sena is the BJP's alliance partner in as well as in the Centre, though it frequently attacks the saffron party.

Speaking to the media here, Sena asked why the Union did not accept the demand of a (JPC) to probe into the fighter jet deal.

Opposition parties led by the in the past had called for a JPC probe.

The report submitted in the Parliament earlier in the day said the deal negotiated by the NDA to procure 36 fighter jets was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA's 2007 negotiation.

"There is a possibility of manipulation in the report as has been in the case of other institutions.

"The CBI and ED have been misused in the past.The BJP is doing what the did," Kayande alleged.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:25 IST