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Many people know Rafale price, but govt considers it 'national secret': Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Saturday took a dig at the dispensation, saying many people knew the cost of the fighter deal but the government considered it a "national secret" that could not be revealed to the

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi, who is on the campaign trail in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, said, "The PM knows. knows. Hollande & Macron know. Every now knows. babus know. All of Dassault knows. All Dassault's competitors know. But the price of the #is a National Secret, that cannot be revealed even to the Supreme Court," he tweeted.

The Dassault Aviation-made deal was renegotiated during the tenure of French Franois Hollande, who was succeeded by

Gandhi has been asking the government to reveal the price of the aircraft, as negotiated by the NDA government.

The has also accused the government and of renegotiating the price of the and purchasing it at a price three times higher than what was negotiated by the erstwhile

He alleged corruption in the deal and favouritism towards the Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Group, a charge denied by both the government and the company.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 21:15 IST