Both the parties took jibe each other, with BJP accusing the Congress leadership of corruption citing claims of a French media report on 'commissions' being paid during the UPA rule.
France is set to deliver more fighter jets to India, as allegations of corruption and cronyism continue to overshadow one of New Delhi's biggest defense deals.
A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal will be able to examine witnesses, access all the government files, which the Supreme Court or the CVC never delved into.
The Rajya Sabha member alleged large-scale corruption in the form of payment of commission in the Rafale deal.
'The news of a judicial inquiry set up by the French government on allegations of corruption in the purchase of Rafale fighter jets by the Indian government has made headlines again and is the subject of public discussions,' says Mayawati
Rahul Gandhi put out an online survey asking why the Modi government is not ready for JPC probe.
French investigative website Mediapart has accused the French government of corruption in connection with its supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India.
France appointed a judge to lead a "highly sensitive" judicial investigation into alleged "corruption and favouritism" in the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal with India, as per French local media.
A French judge will probe suspected 'corruption and favouritism' in the Rafale deal with India
‘We are absolutely on target with the Rafale induction plan,’ IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday
Congress media cell chief Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters that the ‘allegations of causing loss to the exchequer, bribery and payment of commission in India’s biggest defence deal once again stare in the face of the Modi government’
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also announced that India will receive six additional Rafale jets by March, 2020
The first batch of the five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 of the aircraft at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore.
India now has 11 Rafale aircrafts.
A total of 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army will participate in the flypast on January 26
The newly inducted fleet of five Rafale jets has been carrying out sorties in eastern Ladakh.
The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29 and the second batch of four Rafale jets is expected to arrive in India in the next four weeks.
The Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while the MBDA supplied the missile systems for the aircraft. Both Dassault Aviation and MBDA are yet to fulfil their offset obligations.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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