Rafale deal ‘multi-crore conflict of interest’: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi cited a report to allege that two days before then French President Francois Hollande signed the deal with PM Narendra Modi for delivery of 36 Rafale aircraft in 2016

india Updated: Aug 31, 2018 23:59 IST
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Senior congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)

The Congress on Friday alleged that the Rafale deal was a saga of multi-crore “conflict of interest” and “quid proquo” and said if the government has nothing to hide in the contract it should agree to a joint parliamentary committee probe.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi cited a report to allege that two days before then French President Francois Hollande signed the deal with PM Narendra Modi for delivery of 36 Rafale aircraft in 2016, a company owned by a businessman in India, who received offset contracts of 1 lakh crore in the deal, signed a contract for producing a film with Hollande’s partner and actor Julie Gayet.

“Another ‘subplot’ of ... film ‘Rafale Scam’ has revealed newer question possible ‘quid pro quo’.”

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 23:58 IST