Modi govt lied on India-specific enhancement in Rafale deal: Congress

Modi govt lied on India-specific enhancement in Rafale deal: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress today claimed the lies of the Narendra Modi government in the Rs 41,0000 crore Rafale deal stand exposed.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said India-specific enhancements in the NDA deal were the same as the UPA deal.

“India specific enhancements in NDA Deal are the same as the UPA Deal – Yet PM & Defence Minister lie on enhancement of cost per aircraft from Rs526 Cr to Rs1,670 Cr!!” Surjewala said in a statement.

He said that, “Modi govt has now been caught in a web of its lies of its own making, ‘Lie’, ‘Belie’ & ‘Fly’ in the face of stark truth, is the chameleon like character of Modi government.”

“Fresh evidence uncovered everyday punctures gaping holes in its false narrative,” the Congres spokesperson said, seeking answer from the Modi government.

Surjewala also said that the party compromised national security by purchasing only 36 aircraft instead of 126 that too without the consultation of the Indian Aif Force.

He said Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley “brazenly lied” to the country by trying to whitewash the Prime Minister’s sins when they said the aircraft bought by the BJP govt is different on account of ‘India Specific Enhancements.’

The Congress leader said the claim of Modi government that aircraft cost is increased on account on additional technical specifications was blatantly false.

–IBNS

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