French judge to probe Rafale deal; po itical row erupts again
NEW DELHI: A fresh po itical fight broke out over the Rafale deal on Saturday, following reports in the French media that a judicial investigation has been launched over allegations levelled by an anti-co ption NGO. Congress demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe, while BJP said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was being used as a “pawn” by competing defence companies.
“Cor ion in the Rafale deal has come out clearly now. The stand of Congress and Rahul Gandhi has been vindicated today after the French go nment ordered a probe,” said AICC spokesperson Randeep Surjew, pointing to reports of the investigation ordered by the French public prosecution agency into the Rs 59,000 crore deal.
国大党全印委员会发言人兰Randeep Surjew援引法国检察机关下令对价值5900亿卢比交易进行调查的报道称：“阵风战机交易中的腐 败问题现在已经很明显了。今天，在法国政府下令进行调查后，国大党和拉胡尔·甘地的立场得到了证实。”
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra cited the SC verdict and the comptroller and auditor general’s report, which had found no wrongdoing in the defence deal between the Indian and French go nments, to reject Congress’ allegations. Reports of a middleman in the deal were about an individual named and investigated for a UPA-era defence contract.
According to French media reports, the judicial investigation has been ordered by the country’s national financial prosecutors’ office, following investigative website Mediapart’s cms in April of wrongdoings in the deal as well as a compnt filed by French NGO Sherpa that specialises in financial crimes.
“The highly sensitive probe into the inter-go nmental deal signed in 2016 was formally opened on June 14th,” Mediapart said. Mediapart journalist Yann Philip, who filed a series of reports on the deal, said a first compnt was “buried” in 2019 by a former PNF chief. In April, Mediapart, citing an investigation by the country’s anti-co ption agency, reported that Dassault Aviation had paid about one million euros to an Indian middleman.
Our Supreme court already gave judgment ! No Cor ion in deal by Indian Goverment .
Man... BJP co ption everywhere, temple scandal to airplanes.
1) INDIA TRUSTS MODIji.
2) Rafael is a good choice.
3) Let French do their investigation.
4) No investigation is required in India.. because we know there was no misappropriation.
Rahul gandhi funded NGO
Unfortunately, Feku is still able to hide his own co ption on "national security" grounds even after the former French Presi nt François Hollande has stated that Feku personally delivered the Rafale deal worth billions of dollars to bankrupt Anil Ambani. If this is not co ption, then what is? Moreover, the Rafale scam is just the tip of the iceberg in the Feku re gie.
BJP or Congress, any deal with Indian Govt. cannot be concluded without paying hefty bribe to our po iticians. Our po iticians are the licenced thieves who sell their motherland for money.
This all seems to be an international conspiracy to bring down Modi Govt.
THERE IS ALSO AN OPPOSITION IN FRANCE WHO IS HELL BENT TO PROVE THEIR GOVT. IS WRONG
If there was a scam why would someone settle for a kickback of just 10 Crores for a deal size of 59000 Crores?
pappu is beeing used by foreign media to flear up the close matter , NOTHING is GOING to happen ultimately pappu and pappi will have to say sorry again and again and again
They can't bribe the French judge its not India. Truth should be come out guilty must punshied.
A thief sees everyone is thief. French govt orders probe ag inst Rafale deal and congress is celebrating its victory. Similar probe was ordered by Supreme court in India but gave clean cheat. Congress is desperate after rout in WB polls.
Rahul Gandhi ..please try to get some credibility of your back , don't play such ch games
I THINK IT MAY BE EASY TO PROVE THAT PAPPU IS STILL IN LEAGUE WITH THE COMPETITORS AND HE GOT FINANCIAL GAINS.
The way BJP trumpets itself as a crusader of a co ption free po itics , then why is afraid to set up a JPC in this matter ?
May be congress is unhappy, they could not get their cut in the deal. Rahul is crying he is not getting his share in the deal. It is their family to get a cut in every deal
Let the French judge probe. That will be better there will hopefully be final full stop on this false allegation of Pappu
NOT UNDERSTANDABLE AS TO WHY POLITICAL ROW ERUPTS AGAIN!! OUR HON’BLE SC ALREADY GAVE JUDGMENT! NO CORRUPTION IN DEAL BY HINDUSTAN GOVT.
It is possible opposition have bribed French Go nment to conduct probe to put pressure on ruling Go nment