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Congress Cancelled Deal Because Vadra's Company Was Denied: BJP On Rafale Deal

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| September 24 , 2018 , 20:33 IST

MoS Agriculture and Bhartiya Janta Party Leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat held a press conference to counter the Congress party’s allegation over the Rafale Deal.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launching an attack on the Congress Party said, “Congress wanted to use Sanjay Bhandari company and Robert Vadra company as a middleman (for this deal). And when their attempt failed to materialize, they want to take revenge by ending this deal.”

Shekhawat further added, “The government to government contract is 9% cheaper as compared to that in the UPA regime and the price of the fully loaded aircraft is 20% cheaper. The price of the basic and fully loaded and advanced aircraft cannot be compared. The Congress is misleading the population.

He also alleged that the Congress President was demanding the joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe on the issue to derail the defence preparedness of the country.

“They are demanding JPC. If a JPC investigates the issue, then the things which have been kept secret for national security and national interest would reveal our defence preparedness to other enemy countries and the country can be strategically weakened," he said.

Shekhawat launching a scathing attack on the Congress President said, “"They are preparing to strategically weaken the country. How Rahul Gandhi came to know on August 30 that something was going to explode in France over the Rafale issue when he had claimed that a bomb was going to explode in France on the issue? How did he (Rahul Gandhi) earlier refer to French President Emmanuel Macron's statement in Parliament after which he (Macron) had to clarify. Then on September 21, former French President Francois Hollande gives the statement over Rafale.”