Former Congress president and parliamentarian from Kerala's Wayanad Rahul Gandhi, who was the leading voice to raise the alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal, on Friday said that the Supreme Court's verdict in the mega combat jet deal has opened a huge door into the investigation. Sharing the observation of justice Joseph, who was part of the bench that pronounced the Rafale verdict, Rahul Gandhi also reiterated his demand of constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the "scam".
"Justice Joseph of the Supreme Court has opened a huge door into investigation of the RAFALE scam. An investigation must now begin in full earnest. A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) must also be set up to probe this scam," he Congress leader wrote on Twitter.
Justice Joseph of the Supreme Court has opened a huge door into investigation of the RAFALE scam.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 14, 2019
An investigation must now begin in full earnest. A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) must also be set up to probe this scam. #BJPLiesOnRafale pic.twitter.com/JsqZ53kZFP
Meanwhile, buoyed by Supreme Court’s dismissal of a review petition on Rafale aircraft deal, Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah on Friday slammed the Congress for its “malicious and baseless campaign” and demanded an apology from the party. The BJP chief said that the Supreme Court decision has reaffirmed Narendra Modi government's credentials as a "transparent and corruption free" regime.
"Surpeme Court's decision to dismiss the review petition on Rafale is a befitting reply to those leaders and parties who rely on malicious and baseless campaigns. Today’s decision, yet again, reaffirms Modi sarkar’s credentials as a government which is transparent and corruption free," Shah said.
Referring to the continuous disruption of of Parliament over the alleged irregularities in Rafale deal by the Congress, the BJP national president said that today's verdict has proved the those interruptions were "Sham" and that the grand old party must "apologise to the nation."