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Congress hails Supreme Court decision to hear Rafale review petitions

The Congress Said That The Supreme Court's Judgment To Review The Rafale Petition Is A Victory For India!.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 10 Apr 2019, 12:17:51 PM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Centre's objection claiming privilege over documents used by petitioners to seek review of Rafale judgment. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Hailing the Supreme Court's decision allowing leaked documents to be used by petitioners seeking review of the Rafale judgment, The Congress said that the skeletons in the "scam" are tumbling out and now there is "no official Secrets Act" to hide behind for the Modi government.

The Congress said that the Supreme Court's judgment to review the Rafale petition "is a victory for India!". "Modiji, you can run and lie as much as you want but sooner or later the truth comes out. The skeletons in Rafale scam are tumbling out one by one. And now there is 'no official secrets act' to hide behind (sic)," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

"SC has upheld a time honoured legal principle; A rattled Modiji had threatened to invoke Official Secrets Act against independent journalists for exposing his corruption on Rafale.Don't worry Modiji, an investigation is going to take place now, whether you like it or not (sic)," he said in a series of tweets.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Centre's objection claiming privilege over documents used by petitioners to seek review of Rafale judgment. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also agreed to hear the review petitions on the controversial deal. The top court said that all the review petitions against its December 14 verdict dismissing all petitions against procurement of Rafale jets will be decided on merits. 

"We dismiss the preliminary objection raised by Union of India questioning the maintainability of the review petition," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said.

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First Published : 10 Apr 2019, 12:17:20 PM

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