After the Supreme Court of India rejected all petitions calling for a probe into the Rafale Jet Deal, the Government of India accused Congress of tarnishing the image of the country and demanded an apology from the Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
“We can’t sit in judgement over the wisdom of purchase of aircraft,” said a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, adding, “Our country cannot be allowed to be underprepared.” It is “not the job of this court to go into the differential pricing details, which must be kept confidential,” said the judges, on petitions accusing the government of going for an overpriced deal.
“For political gains the Congress tried to mislead the country and tarnish the image of the nation internationally,” Union Home Minister Rajnah Singh said in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour citing Supreme Court’s verdict in the Rafale case.
“As the Congress itself indulged in corruption, it tries to drag the BJP to counter the charges. With this thought process, they tried to demean the government and tarnish the nation’s international image,” he said.
Singh said Gandhi should come to the House and apologise before the nation for his allegations.