Former Union Minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on the issue of alleged scam in the Rafael Deal have now surrounded the Modi government. He made grave accusations on PM Narendra Modi and his government by making a press conference . Arun Shourie has said that there has been a big scandal in the Rafael deal with France, which has harmed national security. He said that in the last night, Anil Ambani has written a letter to not take up the issue.
Former Union Minister Arun Shourie said that the purchase of Rafael aircraft during PM Modi's visit. The deal that was done was a completely new deal. There should be a fresh tendency for a new deal. In its shared manifesto, there was no mention of any new equipment or weapons being planted. The name of the beam configuration was mentioned, which Airfors had previously tested and approved. Its contract was removed from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and given to Anil Ambani's company which had no experience of defense and the company was created 10 days ago.
Shourie said that the government's guideline says that whatever the cost of every offsetting contract will be from the approval of the Defense Minister. The government is lying that Reliance has given contract to Dasalt. The argument to not disclose the price is also useless. The Minister of State for Defense has announced the price in the Lok Sabha itself, 670 crores per aircraft, which includes everything. At this price, from weapon to transfer to take included. Reliance and Desalt also gave the price itself a year ago, more than 1000 crores per aircraft. Shourie said that Bofors was nothing compared to Rafael in terms of scandal.
Supreme Court's senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that the deal has given the country 35,000 crores of rupees. Decreasing the number of aircraft in the deal has jeopardized the security of the country. The information about the number of 126 to 36 was neither Defense Minister nor anybody in the Air Force. The government is trying to hide the secrecy clouse and pretend. PM Modi has decided not only on his own. The offset contract's guideline is also made by this government. Daisal says that the price of 36 planets is close to 65 thousand crores.
Yashwant Sinha said that the way in which the Atal government was different from this government. It is good that we are not part of this government. He questioned why the Reserve Bank did not count the notes so far? Where are the notes of 2000 being deposited? They are being deposited somewhere, where they will be removed from.