#RafaleVerdict: 'Rahul maafi maango', demand BJP-leaders, Parliament adjourned after ruckus
Three days after the winter session of Parliament started, the Lok Sabha was adjourned on Friday owing to ruckus after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking an investigation into the multi-crore Rafale deal. The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders said Congress President Rahul Gandhi should apologize for 'manufacturing a scam.' Gandhi had accused Narendra Modi government of crony capitalism several times.
Supreme Court gives major relief to Centre
The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the petition saying they found no reason to intervene in the deal regarding the purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France. "We are satisfied that there is no occasion to really doubt the process, and even if minor deviations have occurred, that would not result in setting aside the contract," the bench noted.
As expected, BJP milks on the verdict
The verdict, of course, didn't favor the narrative of the Congress which made it an election issue. The Opposition had taken out marches against the alleged corruption. As the verdict turned tables, the BJP launched a scathing attack on Congress. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Lower House that the deal would benefit the country and asked Gandhi to apologize.
Every deal is not Bofors, says Shahnawaz Hussain
"Every deal is not Bofors deal. It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals on the cost of country's national security," said BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.
Let's decide time and place for apology, writes BJYM
#SCNailsRaGaLies trends on Twitter, Amit Shah, Smriti Irani join
BJP President Amit Shah tweeted truth always triumphs. "Court's judgment on the Rafale deal exposes the campaign of misinformation spearheaded by Congress President for political gains," he wrote. "In the dismissal of Rafale petitions SC not only upholds GOI stand but also exposes false narrative of Opposition," tweeted Smriti Irani. Anil Ambani, whose Reliance Defense is one of the offset partners, welcomed the judgment.
Anil Ambani welcomes the judgment
"I welcome the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court today, summarily dismissing all PILs filed on the Rafale contracts and conclusively establishing the complete falsity of the wild, baseless and politically-motivated allegations leveled against Reliance Group and me personally," a statement from Ambani read.