The Rafale dropped another bombshell on the Indian polity as a French media company yet again came out with damning allegation as to how Reliance bagged the offset partnership for Dassault to be able to sell fighter jets to India.
The French media report went as far to suggest that aviation company Dassault had to select Anil Ambani’s company for joint venture as a mandatory trade-off to win the Rafale deal.
This gave further ammo to the an already offensive Congress and its chief Rahul Gandhi.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘is corrupt’.
A report by Mediaport said a top Dassault official, Loik Segalen, had explained to his staff at a presentation
last year that the joint venture with Reliance Defence was “imperative and obligatory for Dassault Aviation, to accept this condition, in order to obtain the export contract for Rafale from India”.
The Congress president questioned Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to France in the middle of the huge political controversy at home.>