Rafale deal: JPC or CAG inquiries cannot be set up to satisfy ego of Congress leaders says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Source: PTI

Prasad’s statement was in response to INC releasing a memorandum which claimed irregularities in the Rafale deal.

New Delhi: The Indian government said on Wednesday that probes by Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) or Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) cannot be set up to investigate the 36 Rafale jet deal to satisfy the ego of “ill-informed” Indian National Congress (INC) leaders.

“I don’t think a JPC or CAG inquiry is set up to satisfy the ego of an ill-informed leader who repeats lies with alarming regularity,” Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media in Delhi.

Prasad’s statement was in response to INC releasing a memorandum which claimed irregularities in the Rafale deal.

The Indian National Congress (INC) has submitted a memorandum to the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) claiming irregularities in the Rafale deal and expect a report by the constitutional body soon.

“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 of India.

The Congress has criticized the Rafale deal agggressively and is seeking to make it a major election issue for key states this year, and the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

Read More- Indian National Congress releases memorandum claiming irregularities in Rafale deal

Source- News18

By Aditya Singh