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Congress promises to investigate Rafale & other deals during Modi rule if voted to power

The party in its manifesto for the elections also said it will take determined steps to bring back scamsters who left the country and initiate legal proceedings against them.

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New Delhi: The Congress has promised to investigate procurement of Rafale fighter jets and several other deals under the BJP government and said it, if voted to power, would enforce anti-corruption laws without discrimination.

The party, in its manifesto for the April-May Lok Sabha election, also said it would investigate the circumstances under which many fraudsters were allowed to leave the country and would take steps to bring them back.

“Congress will enforce anti-corruption laws without discrimination. Congress will cause to be investigated several deals entered into by the BJP government in the last 5 years and, in particular, the Rafale deal,” the party said in its manifesto.

“Congress will also investigate the circumstances under which a number of scamsters were allowed to leave the country and will take determined steps to bring them back and face legal proceedings,” the party said.

The Congress has alleged corruption and favouritism in the Rafale fighter jet deal and party president Rahul Gandhi has launched a tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of personal “corruption” in the deal.

The government has, however, denied any wrongdoing in the Rafale deal.

Also read: Congress manifesto promises to scrap electoral bonds, amend anti-defection laws


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  1. Definitely we should probe but let’s bring earlier scams like Bofors etc etc to the logical conclusion. Let the conviction happen then we shall go for the latest scams. Don’t understand how some well educated from Congress allow a kid to head a 70 year old political party?

  2. SC & CAG both gave clean chit to rafale..bit since pappu has no else issue .he has kept alive this issue as the most important one..pappu

  3. These all things have been pursued buy supreme court and given a clean chit.Either you should believe in constitutional body or pappu.some think they are super intelligent ask why it’s down down from 136 to 36?these all questions are answered in parliment.

  4. In my own naive way, I have always believed that not the best advocate can defend Mr Modi on the issue of Anil Ambani, and how 126 became 36. With time more inexplicable revelations have come to light – – how the PMO completely sidetracked IAF negotiators (to accommodate AA?), how bank guarantees and performance guarantees etc were bypassed (again, to accommodate AA, and to ensure a sizeable money packet for him?). I don’t know to what extent the post of the PM indemnifies Mr Modi, apparently it does to a great extent because AG Venugopal has been repeatedly invoking official secrecy act etc, but if it doesn’t, especially when Mr Modi’s adventurism could have seriously jeopardized national security, then I fear the worse for him. If the trial acquires all the animus that it has the potential to acquire, then I won’t be surprised if Mr Modi, at some point during the proceedings, decides to leave this “thankless” country and go somewhere else.

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