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Rafale deal: Sunil Jakhar mocks Anil Ambani’s legal notice

State Cong chief says his aeroplane-making skills are better Anil Ambani’s.

punjab Updated: Aug 23, 2018 11:33 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Three Anil Ambani-led companies have shot off a legal notice to Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar asking him to restrain from levelling allegations against them on the Rafale deal.

The “cease and desist notice” from Mumbai-based law firm, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, has warned Jakhar that any “false, frivolous, misleading and distorted statements to suit political interests” could lead to legal consequences. The companies are Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Defence and Reliance Aerostructure.

Showing a paper model of an aeroplane, Jakhar, while addressing a press conference here, said his aeroplane-making skills were better than the industrialist’s. He said the Congress will expose the “scam” as it is a matter of national security. But making defence airplanes is not a child’s play. The BJP is now using corporate houses to muzzle the voice of the opposition. It is a dark day for the democracy. An industrialist serving legal notice to an elected representative is a serious issue,” Jakhar said. He also tweeted a picture of the paper plane.

The Punjab Congress chief and Gurdaspur MP had raised the Rafale deal issue in the Lok Sabha during the monsoon session. “The Congress will continue to fight the nexus between capitalists and the BJP,” Jakhar said.

The notices have been sent to some Congress spokespersons too. The party has declared to hold series of press conferences across the country from August 25 to September 6 on Rafale deal. It has also planned district and state-level agitations starting September 7.

First Published: Aug 22, 2018 23:08 IST