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Stung By The Rafale Verdict, Congress Accuses Government Of Lying In Supreme Court

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Congress has alleged that the Modi government misled the Supreme Court by informing them that Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probed the report of CAG on the pricing issue
  • On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions seeking court-monitored probe into the Rafale deal

A day after all its accusations on PM Modi and BJP regarding Rafale deal were blunted, after the Supreme Court dismissed all the petitions seeking court-monitored probe in the matter, the Congress party has accused the government of lying in front of the three-judge bench regarding the pricing details presented in front of them.

Congress has alleged that the Modi government misled the topmost court of the country by informing them that Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probed the report of CAG on the pricing issue. Speaking on this issue, PAC head and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said,

"Govt lied in SC that the CAG report was presented in the house and in PAC and PAC has probed it. Govt said in SC it is in public domain. Where is it? Have you seen it? I am going to take this up with other members of PAC. We will summon AG and CAG."

Soon after his comments, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said that if Congress is so sure that PAC did not probe the report on pricing, then they should file an affidavit or review petition in court.

"PAC Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge saying he has not got CAG report then we have to take his word, he should file affidavit or review petition in court saying I did not receive and the committee has not examined it," he said.

READ: Titanic Win For Modi Government: Supreme Court Dismisses Opposition And Lobby's Plea On Rafale Deal

On Friday, the three-judge bench of SC, headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, rejected the pleas of petitioners who had sought investigation and probe into the Rafale deal. The court examined three aspects of the deal, and gave out its keeping in mind those aspects.

  • Decision-making process
  • Pricing
  • Choice of Indian offset partner

READ: Unrepentant After Supreme Court Verdict On Rafale Deal, Rahul Gandhi Slams Desk And Asks, 'Where Is CAG Report?'

Having inclined with the government on all three counts, the CJI said that there would be no intervention in the Rafale deal, adding 'Perception of individuals can't be roving', and dismissed the Rafale petitions.

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