The opposition has interrogated the existence of the CAG i.e. Comptroller and Auditor General’s report of the Rafale deal. Supreme Court gives a clean chit to the Rafale jet deal between India and France. Supreme Court found no evidence of wrongdoing in Rafale deal.
Opposition i.e. Bharatiya Janata Party said that these press conferences will expose the Congress for plotting conspiracy against Narendra Modi. The BJP will hold 70 press conferences across different parts of the country to expose Congress for this conspiracy. BJP also added that Congress is trying to mess up the country’s defense.
In this case, the Modi government is accusing misleading the Supreme Court.In the run-up to the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, the Congress has deputed 50 leaders to hold press conferences in 100 cities, across the country to expose the Modi government over the Rafale deal.
Congress demanded the formation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to inspect the issue. Dismissing all write petitions seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT), a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, said, “Perception of individuals cannot be the basis of fishing and roving inquiry by this court, especially in such matters.”Later, in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a press conference and reiterated his allegations of wrongdoings against the Modi government. He said the Congress will continue demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Rafale deal.