Modi government lied on India-specific enhancements in Rafale deal: Congress

Chandigarh: Congress on Saturday alleged that Modi government lied on the India-specific enhancements in the Rs410 billion Rafale deal and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s reply.
The party said India-specific enhancements in the NDA deal were the same as the UPA deal.

“Yet the Prime Minister and Defence Minister are lying on enhancement of cost per aircraft from Rs5.26 billion to Rs16.7 billion,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a statement.
“Modi government has been caught in a web of lies of its own making,” he added.
The party said the deal caused a massive loss of Rs410 billion to public exchequer by purchasing the 36 Rafale aircraft with the same configuration at thrice the price i.e. Rs5.26 billion per aircraft during Congress-UPA to Rs 16.7 billion per aircraft during Modi government.
08/09/18 IANS/Gulf News



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