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Congress stands exposed with Kapil Sibal appearing in court for RCom: BJP

The BJP's attack came after Kapil Sibal appeared for Reliance in a hearing in the SC on a contempt plea filed by Ericsson India against RCom Chairman Anil Ambani and others for not clearing its dues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kapil Sibal
Kapil Sibal

The BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Congress has "close proximity" with the group and the opposition party stands "exposed" with its senior leader "backing" the businessman's group in many cases.

The BJP's attack came after senior advocate appeared for Reliance in a hearing in the on a contempt plea filed by against (RCom) Chairman and others for not clearing its dues of Rs 550 crore.

Congress president on Tuesday accused of "treason" and violating the Official by acting as Anil Ambani's "middleman" in the Rafale jet contract, citing an email to claim the businessman was aware of the deal days before India and France finalised it.

"It seems Airbus, French government, all knew that the PM will sign an MOU on his visit to France between 9th and 11th April , 2015. This government's lies exposed," Sibal, a senior Congress leader, said in a tweet.

Attacking the Congress over Sibal's criticism of the Ambani while also appearing for Reliance in court, BJP Spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said: "and Congress party are indulging in fake propaganda because the company (Anil Ambani group) that they allege has been benefited here (in the Rafale deal) did not receive any benefit in this government, but was unduly benefited when the Congress was in power."

"The entire Congress leadership has very close proximity with the company that they allege had benefited in the Rafale deal. Now they show some fake distance from that company but that stands exposed with openly backing that company in many cases," he said.

First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:15 IST