- Swamy had earlier said he would drag Modi govt to court if deal inked.
- BJP leader terms Rafale deal as “a case of arbitrariness”.
- Modi had announced the deal during joint presser with Hollande.
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Subramanian Swamy is upset with PM Narendra Modi over the deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets.[/caption]
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy is upset with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets
in fly-away condition. The leader, who had earlier warned of dragging the government to court if Rafale deal
was inked, said termed it as “a case of arbitrariness”.
Swamy, however, did a u-turn on moving the court over the deal, saying he was yet to take a decision on the same. The politician added that he was waiting for documents concerning the deal.
Pointing that the performance of Rafale had not been good in Libya and Egypt, Swamy had discouraged the Narendra Modi government from going ahead with the deal which was negotiated by the UPA government.
The announcement of the deal was made on Friday night by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a joint press conference with France President François Hollande.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) had finalised Dassault Aviations’s Rafale fighter jets for medium multirole combat aircraft deal in which the tender was originally issued to buy 126 planes.
Discussion to resolve the logjam had been in process for more than three years over the pricing and manufacturing of the aircrafts.