Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

WATCH | "Naamdars Never Cared For The Welfare Of Poor," Says PM Modi While Raising Questions On Congress' Scorpene Submarine Deal

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • PM Modi has lashed out at the Congress' Scorpene submarine deal saying that these 'dynasts' have never cared for the welfare of the poor
  • Earlier on Saturday, Republic TV broke another discrepancy involving the Congress and yet another defence deal in 2011 when India signed a defence deal with French company DCNS for six Scorpene-class submarines

Lashing out at the Congress' Scorpene submarine deal which was broken first by Republic TV, PM Modi, on Sunday said that these 'dynasts' have never cared for the welfare of the poor while addressing a rally in Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh. 

"Two days ago, media had revealed, the game played by those who have seized power in Amethi and Rae Bareli. I wish to unveil their strategy. These 'Naamdars' of Congress had acquired defence deals for their close friends. These 'Naamdars' never thought of giving electricity, toilet facilities and houses for the poor. They have never cared for the welfare of the poor, while for the business deals of their friends, they have roamed from London to Delhi," he said.


REVEALED: Rahul Gandhi's UK Company Business Partner Allegedly Scored Offset Contracts In Scorpene-class Submarine Deal During UPA-era

Earlier on Saturday, Republic TV broke another discrepancy involving the Congress and yet another defence deal.

On the topic of the raging controversy over his citizenship, with Backops Limited's filings stating clearly that Rahul Gandhi was listed as being a British national, the documents had also revealed the identity of the co-stakeholder in the company - an American national named Ulrik Mcknight who owned the remaining 35% of the company - who went on to join a company after the winding up of Backops that received offset contracts in India's Scorpene-class submarine acquisition deal.

In 2011, India signed a defence deal with French company DCNS (now Naval Group) for six Scorpene-class submarines. Subsequently, in the same year, DCNS signed an offset deal with Flash Forge India Pvt Ltd. 

In 2011, Flash Forge, the offset partner of DCNS merged with Optical Armour Ltd - a U.K based company in which just a year later Ulrik Mcknight became a Director. A year later, in 2013, Mcknight also became a Director of Composite Resin Developments Limited, the same year that it was also acquired by Flash Forge. In 2014, Optical Armour alloted McKnight 4.9% shares in the firm as per the filings by the company.

Phase 5 of the elections will be held on Monday where 51 parliamentary seats will be up for grabs when Bihar (5), J&K (2), Jharkhand (4), MP (7), Rajasthan (12), UP (14), West Bengal (7) will vote. Results are expected to be announced on May 23.
 

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