Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal

Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal

Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal

"Now do ask our Raksha Mantri to tell India how much each RAFALE jet cost".

Mr. Jaitley said numerous promises made at the time of bifurcation of the State were being fulfilled, but his assurance failed to placate members of the TDP and the YSRCP who protested by displaying placards and shouting slogans in the Well of the House.

Meanwhile, Congress on Friday posed a serious of questions to the Narendra Modi government on the Rafale deal, asking it to disclose the purchase price of each aircraft and details of how the agreement with France was reached.

Rahul's statement came minutes after he used the jibe on Twitter to criticise the Centre's claim that the UPA government had never released details of defence purchases.

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"Isn't a full disclosure of price of Rafale aircraft in "national interest"?"

Jaitley said security pacts were inherent part of defence transactions "because when you disclose the details of the price, you can give an approximate price, but when you give those specific details, you are giving details of the weapon system that you possess, and the capacity of the weapon systems which you don't want to inform the enemy".

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"He (Modi) spoke about last 70 years but didn't say anything about Rafale". To this, Mr Jaitley replied that his government was as accountable as the UPA was.

Referring to Modi's Parliament speech, the Gandhi scion had said that it was clear that the Prime Minister was not interested in answering "fundamental questions". He said the Congress president should go to Mukherjee and "get lessons on national security". Surjewala asked. "Why are the two ministers of the government speaking in two different voices?"

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