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Rahul renews Rafale attack, says PM 'opened door' for Ambani

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attacked on Monday over a media report which claimed the government waived anti-corruption clauses in the Rafale deal, alleging he "opened the door" to allow to "steal" Rs 30,000 crore from the

Gandhi's scathing attack came after a report in claimed the Rafale deal between and Franceinvolved "and unprecedented" concessions from the Indian government, with critical provisions for anti-corruption penalties and making payments through an escrow account dropped days before the signing of the inter-governmental agreement (IGA).

"NoMo anti corruption clause. The Chowkidar himself opened the door to allow to steal 30,000 Cr. from the IAF," Gandhi tweeted tagging the report.

The government, as well as Ambani, have strongly refuted allegations of any wrongdoing in the fighter jet agreement with

Last week, the had demanded answers to questions raised by another report in the newspaper that the PMO conducted parallel negotiations on the Rafale deal.

Repeating the "chowkidar" epithet, he ramped up his attack on the and said it was clear "crystal clear" that the "watchman" is the "thief".

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 12:25 IST