In the aftermath of the huge judgment by the Supreme Court, which ruled against any judicial review on the pleas seeking probe in the Rafale deal, BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy said that all politics on the matter should end.
Speaking exclusively to Republic TV, moments after the three-judge bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the petitions of Prashant Bhushan and ML Sharma seeking court monitored probe in the deal, Swamy stated that this is a huge victory for the Modi government.
"It is a big victory for the central government. The judgment is a good one. It is a great tribute to the government. All the politics on this matter should end now," said the BJP MP after the court pronounced its verdict.
Pronouncing its verdict on petitions by Prashant Bhushan and others, the CJI-led three-judge bench of the Supreme Court said that it had examined the petitions along three aspects after having first tried to find out the power of judicial reviews for defence matters.
The Supreme Court's dismissal of the pleas comes as a massive setback to Rahul Gandhi in particular. The Congress president has been insistent in his allegations against the Rafale deal, calling it a scam and turning it into a major poll plank. He has raised it in multiple arenas, from Parliament during the no-confidence motion against the Modi government, to poll rallies.