Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that his friends raced to find strategic partners after the government re-tendered USD 15 billion fighter jet deal.
Modi Scam Alert! $ 15 Billion fighter jet deal re-tendered. PM's friends race to tie up strategic partners. Rafale, 40,000 crore loss to the exchequer was 'Sayonara' money to French, so PM could re-tender contract and favour friends, he alleged on Twitter.
Gandhi had earlier launched a scathing attack on the prime minister and his government over the Rafale deal, alleging that it was a scam as the dispensation was not disclosing details of the deal and was neither making public the price of the aircraft.
He had also accused Modi of helping his friends in the defence sector get the contract without any experience after ignoring the public-sector HAL, which was to originally make the Rafale jets indigenously in the transfer of technology.
The Congress had also alleged that the government had brought the aircraft at thrice the price that the UPA regime had negotiated with the French company.
Last Updated Apr 7, 2018, 6:15 PM IST