PM Modi admits to theft in Rafale deal before SC: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to "theft" in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and to changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to “theft” in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.

On Monday, the Centre submitted a 14-page document titled “Details of the steps in the decision making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft order” to the Supreme Court.

Gandhi’s remarks come in the wake of the Central government making public the document submitted to the Supreme Court detailing the decisions taken to procure 36 fighter aircraft from France as announced by Modi in 2015.

In the document titled “Details of the steps in the decision making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft order”, the Central government has defended the deal and asserted that the purchase of the fighter aircraft was in conformity with the process laid down in the Defence Procurement Procedure of 2013.

Gandhi has been accusing Modi of corruption, saying the deal was done to benefit his crony.

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