Soon after Supreme Court gives clean chit to Narendra Modi’s government in Rafale deal, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of trying to mislead public for political benefit.
Speaking in Lok Sabha during Winter Session proceedings, Singh said, “Congress President tried to mislead public for political benefit, and maligned Indian image globally, he should apologise to the house and to the people of the country. He thought ‘Hum to doobe hain sanam tum ko bhi le doobenge’.”
Rajnath Singh said that the matter was crystal clear from the beginning. “We have been saying that the allegations leveled by Congress were baseless and to gain political mileage,” he said.
Meanwhile, Reliance chairman Anil Ambani, whose name has now and then cropped up in debates over Rafale deal, said, “Welcome judgment of Honourable Supreme Court today summarily dismissing PILs filed on Rafale contracts, and conclusively establishing complete falsity of wild, baseless and politically motivated allegations levelled against Reliance Group and me personally.”
The Congress, however, continued the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe saying JPC has the right to summon all documents. He said, “There is no reason for PM and BJP Govt to celebrate Supreme Court order which in itself is contradictory. Honourable SC has said it won’t be proper for it to go into details. Supreme Court has not commented on many important aspects.”d,
On the otherhand, Prashant Bhushan, one of the petitioners who had moved the Supreme court with a plea for a direction to the CBI to register FIR for alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal, termed the top court’s judgment ‘wrong’. “In our opinion the Supreme Court judgment is totally wrong, the campaign will certainly not drop and we will decide if we will file a review petition,” he added.