Truth has won over lie, says Shah on SC’s Rafale verdict


New Delhi :- The Supreme court on Friday dismissed all petitions against the Rafale deal and pronounced that there is no need for its intervention into the fighter jets’ pricing and decision making by the Centre.

Welcoming the courts decision, BJP chief Amit Shah, said it “exposed” the campaign of misinformation against the government headed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and asserted that the “truth always triumph”.

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Amit Shah said that Rahul Gandhi must apologise to the people of the country for “misleading” them. He further said that the Congress chief must reveal the source of his information on Rafale deal.

“Whoever has lied on Rafale deal, especially Congress president Rahul Gandhi, they must apologise to the nation. Rahul Gandhi should also reveal the source of his information to the nation,” said the BJP president.

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Shah also questioned Rahul Gandhi on why a government-to-government deal on Rafale deal was stalled from 2007 to 2014 under the Congress-led UPA government. “Why was Rafale deal stalled from 2007 to 2014, the Congress needs to explain this. They compromised with the military might of the nation,” said the BJP chief.

Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, the BJP strongman said that he should “refrain from making such childish allegations in the future,” adding that “if all thieves join hands and call the chowkidar a thief, people of this country will not listen to them”.

On Friday, the bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France citing that there were not enough evidence proving favouritisim in the deal.