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Cannot disclose Rafale deal details in Parliament: Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shah today targeted the for its attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying disclosing its details in Parliament will harm national interest and that the UPA dispensation had also followed a similar practice.

At a meeting, he told MPs that sharing all details of the deal such as expenditure incurred on its weaponry and the technological know-how will only alert India's enemies and harm the country's interests, according to some leaders present there.

Even the did not share details of defence deals finalised by it for similar reasons of secrecy, he said.

said Shah told party MPs that broader details of the transaction, including that it would cost over Rs 58,000 crore, have been shared but break-up of expenditure cannot be made public.

Shah Arun Jaitley's reply on the matter in Lok Sabha yesterday.

Jaitley had accused the of "seriously compromising" on national security by demanding disclosure of details of the Rafale deal.

He had also asked its to "learn" from former "lessons on national security".

Shah in his address also described Gandhi as "undemocratic", saying this mindset was behind the disrupting Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:00 IST