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Rafale deal: Seeking to 'unmask' Congress' 'conspiracy' against govt, BJP to hold 70 pressers today

Sources said Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadanvis, Vijay Rupani, Sarbananda Sonowal, its chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam, respectively, will address the media in Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Agartala respectively.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 17, 2018 9:58 IST ]
Sources said Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadanvis, Vijay

Sources said Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadanvis, Vijay Rupani, Sarbananda Sonowal, its chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam, respectively, will address the media in Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Agartala respectively.

Aiming to target Congress over the Rafale deal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will deploy its top leaders, including chief ministers and Union Ministers, in 70 cities across the country on Monday.

Earlier on Saturday, briefing reporters about the presser, BJP's media head and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni said; "The BJP will unmask the Congress' conspiracy against the government and its attempt to play with national security after the Supreme Court has categorically stated the truth about that the Rafale deal".

Sources said Yogi Adityanath, Devendra Fadanvis, Vijay Rupani, Sarbananda Sonowal, its chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Assam, respectively, will address the media in Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Agartala respectively.

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Jaavdekar, J P Nadda, Smriti Irani, Suresh Prabhu,  former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party's organisational leaders will also speak to the media on Monday at different places.

Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed a batch of petitions seeking probe into the Rafale deal, handing a major victory to BJP-led Central government. The court said there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France.

ALSO READ | Rafale Deal: 'No substantial evidence of commercial favouritism' - Here's what Supreme Court said

Congress leaders vehemently opposed the judgment and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the matter. Earlier on Sunday, the Congress urged the apex court to recall its Rafale judgment and issue notices to the central government for contempt of court and perjury, alleging the Centre had provided false information to the apex court. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma alleged that the government was guilty of committing a breach of privilege of both houses of Parliament by claiming that the CAG report on Rafale aircraft pricing had been presented to the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.

Meanwhile, ruling out referring the Rafale deal to a parliamentary panel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday launched a blistering attack on the Congress, calling it "bad losers" and said the CAG's view of the deal is not relevant after the Supreme Court's clean chit. 

ALSO READ | 'Bad losers never accept truth': Jaitley launches blistering attack on Congress, rules out setting up JPC on Rafale deal

(With PTI inputs)

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