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Did Congress raise Rafale deal issue for political advantage before assembly elections? Share your opinion with IndiaTV

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar deal.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 14, 2018 13:07 IST ]
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The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Narendra Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the deal. The apex court observed that it was not its job to look into the pricing of of fighter jets. 

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar deal. On the issue of offset partner, the bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, said there was no substantial evidence of commercial favouritism to any private entity.

The top court said there has been a necessity for fighter aircraft and the country cannot remain without jets. The CJI, who read out the judgement for the three-judge bench, said no reasons were found to interfere in the procurement process for the fighter jets.

The Congress continuously used the Rafale issue to target the government during campaigning for the just concluded Assembly elections in five states. Congress president Rahul Gandhi even went to an extent of calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi corrupt claiming that his personal involvement in the 'scam'. 

Now that the Supreme Court has dumped multiple petitions seeking probe into the Rafale deal, question arises whether the Congress used the jet deal just to take political mileage during Assembly elections? Share your opinion with IndiaTV through this poll: 

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