Parrikar rubbishes Rafale audio clip claim

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today rubbishes Congress claim that it is having an audio evidence showing Parrikar has all files related to the contentious Rafale deal, which are likely to implicates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Parrikar lamented that it  is an attempt to fabricate facts. “The audio clip released by the Congress party is a desperate attempt to fabricate facts after their lies were exposed by the recent Supreme Court verdict on Rafale,” Parrikar wrote in a tweet that Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Minister for Defence, shared with her own followers.

The Congress claimed that the audio clip in its possession is of a conversation between Goa minister Vishwajit Rane and another person. Rane can purportedly be heard saying that last week, during a Goa cabinet meeting, Parrikar had said an entire file and all documents related to the Rafale deal were lying in his bedroom.

The audio clip was played for the media outside Parliament. “No such discussion ever came up during Cabinet or any other meeting,” Parrikar said today.

Meanwhile, Lok Sabha witnessed high drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi want to play this alleged audio tape. But Speaker Sumitra Mahajan refuses to play tape, says statements have to be authenticated before being made on the floor.

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