RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense
(Sourced from PTI)
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Dassault Aviation paid Rs. 284 crore to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defense as the "first installment of kickbacks". He further claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was having "sleepless nights" fearing action if a probe was conducted into the Rafale deal and that CBI chief Alok Verma was removed as he wanted to investigate the deal.
There was no immediate reaction from the government and Ambani on the fresh charges made by Gandhi, who gave no evidence or document to substantiate his allegations. However, they have previously rejected all allegations made over the controversial deal. Meanwhile, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has said the reason Ambani's firm was given the offset contract was that it had land for the project.