Alka Lamba | Congress | "New Evidence" On Rafale Deal "Scam

by GoNews Desk Nov 13, 2021 • 07:36 PM Views 595

Congress leader Aka Lamba conducted a press conference at the Haryana pradesh Congress Comittee headquarters in which she zeroed in on the 'Rafale Scam' that she alleges was a knowing case of corruption on part ofthe Modi government. Some points from her statements are given blow: 

  • Where the UPA government bought one fighter jet for ₹526 cr, the same jet was bought for ₹1670 cr and the difference in price could not be explained by the Modi govt. There is also no mention of technology transfer in the deal which would enable India to manufacture its own jets in the future.
  • Next she raised the exclusion of HAL from the deal with Dassault, the French defense company which was an “overnight” decision according to her. Anil Ambani’s company was “shoehorned” into the deal because Modi wants to benefit his ‘capitalist friends’
  • The anti-corruption clause provided for by the UPA in this deal was removed by the current dispensation without explanation. The Rafale deal gets allocated to a particular company without issuing a tender, which again shows its impropriety.
  • CJI Ranjan Gogoi was rewarded with a Rajya Sabha seat for giving a ‘clean chit’ to the deal, and eve brought up his ‘sex scandal’ referring to the accusations of sexual harassment against the former CJI by a court staffer, in which he got a “clean chit” as well
  • The “new” thig that Lamba wanted to bring forward is that Mauritius government brought forward evidence of “middlemen” influencing the CBI
  • On 23rd October, Alok Verma, the then Director of CBI tried to conduct an honest probe into the “scam”, but for the first time in history, the Delhi Police was sent to raid the house of the CBI director and confiscated all files relating to the Rafael deal.