PM Modi must answer on Rafale bribery fees, says Alagiri
There is proof that ₹8.62 cr. was paid to a intermediary, TNCC chief claims
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K.S. Alagiri sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to newest allegations of pay offs to intermediary within the Rafale jets deal.
Mr. Modi has been insisting that there was no rip-off within the buy of Rafale jets from France.
French media revelation
The Congress chief mentioned Mr. Modi can not stay silent on the problem anymore after a revelation in a French media portal that Dassault Aviation, the plane producer, had paid round ₹8.6 crore to a intermediary.
“Prime Minister’s statement that there was no corruption in the purchase of Rafale jets is contrary to the truth. Just like how Mr. Modi keeps silent on all issues, he cannot be silent on this issue as he is connected with it and must answer the charges,” Mr. Alagiri mentioned.
The TNCC president mentioned former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had already raised the problem of corruption within the deal for which proof had now come out within the open.
“There is now proof that ₹8.62 crore was paid to a middleman as a bribe. There must be an independent inquiry into the matter as this concerns national security,” he mentioned.