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Supreme Court rejects pleas to probe Rafale deal



Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking CBI probe into Rafale deal; says there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making in Rafale deal; also says no proof of commercial favouritism; Govt welcomes the judgement of Supreme Court; FM Arun Jaitley dubs all allegations against Rafale deal as fiction writing that compromised national security; dismisses JPC probe demand; Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Rafale needed for national security; matter has been put rest with SC verdict.

Kharge, striking a confrontational note, said he would ask the PAC to summon Attorney General KK Venugopal and CAG Rajiv Mehrishi and question them about when this report was tabled before the panel, and if not, why the submission was made before the top court

Rahul Gandhi had on Friday asserted that no such report was given to the House panel headed by Kharge. "Where has that report gone? Is it with some other PAC that PM Modi has set up," he asked in a dig at the government.

The government will not cancel the Rafale jets deal amid allegations of a scam

The government will not cancel the Rafale jets deal amid allegations of a scam. Finance minister Arun Jaitley said whether the fighter aircraft were bought at a higher rate or not was for the Comptroller and Auditor General to investigate. Jaitley also refuted former French president Francois Hollande's claim that aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence for making spares of Falcon and Rafale aircraft in India. Dassault has clarified that its partnership with Reliance Defence was its own choice while the French government has already distanced itself from the controversy.