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Cong chief targets Prime Minister over Rafale deal

Rafale deal has been time and again raked up by the Congress chief and other political leaders

A day after Amit Shah took potshots at the efforts to unite against the BJP by the opposition, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the alleged favours given to pass the multi-crore Rafale fighter jet deal.

The Rafale deal has been time and again raked up by the Congress chief and other political leaders.

Issuing a ‘Modi Scam Alert’, Rahul on Saturday tweeted: “15 Billion $ fighter jet deal re-tendered. PM’s friends race to tie up STRATEGIC partners. RAFALE, 40,000 Cr. loss to exchequer was “Sayonara” money to French, so PM could re-tender contract and favour friends. (sic).”

It is to be recalled that Congress is of the opinion that Narendra Modi government may have caused over Rs 40,000 crore loss to the exchequer in the Rafale deal.

Congress has been reiterating that the 36 Rafale fighter planes with the French government was finalized by the central government at a higher price than the previous deal for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) negotiated by the UPA government.

But the Modi government has so far not obliged the Congress in coming out with the deal intricacies.

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