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Rafale issue: PM covering up 'scam', 'fear' making him 'corrupt', alleges Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Stepping up his attack on over the deal issue, Sunday accused the PM of covering up the "scam", saying "fear"was making him "corrupt" and "destroy" key institutions.

Gandhi also cited a media report which claimed the decided last month to nominate senior A K Sikri to the vacant post of president/member in the London-based (CSAT).

On 8 January, Justice Sikri's vote proved decisive in the removal of over corruption charges.

"When the scales of justice are tampered with, anarchy reigns. This PM will stop at nothing, stoop to nothing & destroy everything, to cover up the #RafaleScam," Gandhi tweeted tagging the media report.

"He's driven by fear. It's this fear that is making him corrupt & destroy key institutions," the alleged.

Earlier, senior cited the same media report and tweeted: "The Government has a lot of explaining to do."

Congress and former minister P Chidambaram also attacked the government over the issue on Sunday, saying the prime minister's statement that Congress was creating controversy over aircraft to support competitor was the opposite if the truth.

"Incredible statement of the week for people to remember after May 2019. The truth is the opposite," he tweeted.

"'Congress creating controversy over Rafale aircraft to support competitor' says PM. selected Rafale, Congress has never said the aircraft is bad or the deal should be cancelled," Chidambaram said.

In fact, Congress' position is that why is the government not buying 126 Rafale aircraft that Dassault is willing to sell, he said.

The Congress has been attacking the issue with allegations of corruption, but the government has repeatedly denied the charges.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:55 IST