New Delhi: Congress leaders today met the Comptroller and Auditor General
of India (CAG) on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to
prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it.
The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG and said
it expects the truth to prevail after the report on the Rafale deal is made public ”
We have given a detailed memorandum along with enclosures on the
irregularities and acts of omission and commission by the Government in the fighter jet deal.
We expect the CAG will prepare a report soon and present it before Parliament,”
senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters after meeting the CAG.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala added that all evidence
and facts relating to the Rafale deal have been submitted to the CAG.
The Rafale deal refers to the Modi government’s multi-crore business agreement
to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation.
Congress claim loss of public exchequer
It’s been quite long time now that Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been alleging
a scam in Rafale fighter jet deal, which has reportedly caused a loss of
over Rs 41,000 crore to the exchequer.
According to the Congress, the BJP-led NDA government has paid a higher
price for the aircraft than what was negotiated by the UPA.
Congress is continiously making allegations about many clauses of the deal.