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Defence Minister refuses to disclose Rafale deal; what are you hiding, retorts Congress

Congress Party Has Been Accusing Modi Government Of Compromising National Interests And Security In The New Deal With France To Buy 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 06 Feb 2018, 03:35:14 PM
What are you hiding: Congress retorts after Defence Minister refuses to disclose Rafale deal (Pic ctsy: Dassault Aviation)

New Delhi:

Congress on Tuesday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of taking U-turn by refusing to disclose Rafale fighter jet deal details.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday refused to disclose the details of Rafale deal with France saying it "classified information".

Congress party has been accusing Modi government of compromising national interests and security in the new Rafale deal.

In November last year, the Congress had alleged the “Rafale aircrafts were being purchased at much higher rates than what was decided under the previous UPA government.”

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However, BJP had rubbished the Congress’s allegations and the Defence Minister termed them as “shameful.”

Congress retweeted a tweet by its President Rahul Gandhi in which he had asked the Defence Minister about the final price of each Rafale jet and whether PM Modi took Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) permission before announcing purchase in Paris?

“Madam Defence Minister, these questions by the Congress President are still awaiting answers from you. #TheGreatRafaleMystery,“ Congress tweeted.

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First Published : 06 Feb 2018, 03:31:47 PM