Mr. Modi is Not Going to Survive any Inquiry on Rafale: Rahul Gandhi
Mr Gandhi further alleged that the CBI chief was removed to cover the flaws in the deal and that it is a clear case of corruption.
New Delhi, Nov 2: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the CEO of French firm Dassault is lying and that the Anil Ambani owned firm got kickbacks from Dassault Aviation in the Rafale deal “The lies are obviously aimed to to protect Prime Minister Narendra Modi.,” he averred.
“Dassault CEO is lying, he is protecting only one man who is running the country…If an inquiry starts on this Mr. Modi is not going to survive it. Guaranteed. One, because of corruption. Two, because it’s very clear who the decision maker was…It was Narendra Modi and it was a deal done by Narendra Modi to give Anil Ambani Rs 30000 Cr,” said Rahul.
Dassault had invested Rs 284 Crore in the company of Anil Ambani and the latter bought land with the same money, the Congress president alleged. “This is clear that Dassault CEO is lying. Why did they invest Rs 284 crore in a loss-making company?” asked Rahul.
Speaking to the media, Rahul Gandhi said, “The Dassault CEO had said the reason HAL wasn’t given the contract was because Anil Ambani had land. Now it turns out that the land that Anil Ambani had was purchased by money given by Dassault.”
Earlier, in an exclusive chat with CNBC-TV18 in Paris, company CEO Eric Trappier said Dassault picked Reliance as its partner because the Anil Ambani-led company had land near an airfield on the outskirts of Nagpur, where they could set up a production facility.
The Congress president further alleged that the CBI chief was removed to cover the flaws in the deal. Rahul made it clear that it is a clear case of corruption.
Emphasizing that Rafale is an open and shut case, Rahul has also questioned why the government was not disclosing the price of the jets.