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Modi misused his office to benefit Dassault

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday launched a fresh attack on over the Rafale deal, alleging that he misused his office to "benefit" Dassault and that a case under the prevention of is made out against him.

The party's told reporters that the Indian Negotiating Team (INT) to finalise the purchase of the fighter was sidelined and finalised the negotiation at the behest of the prime minister's office.

The government has rejected the Congress's charge of corruption in the deal with the ruling BJP accusing the party of spreading lies to target it.

Surjewala claimed the government bought the fighter at a much higher rate than what was negotiated by the UPA and also waived

The government's claim of buying the 36 aircraft at Rs 59,000 crore is wrong and the INT has put the figure at Rs 64,000 crore, he claimed, accusing the government of misleading Parliament.

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First Published: Wed, March 06 2019. 13:45 IST