Congress party has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale deal. Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala in a press conference has said that the apex court's verdict has opened doors for fresh investigation in the matter.
The Congress on Thursday said the BJP has been celebrating the Rafale verdict without studying the judgement properly and added that through its verdict the Supreme Court had "opened the gates for investigation" of the fighter jet deal by agencies.
"The BJP has a habit of celebrating without studying the judgements. The Supreme Court in the Rafale case today opened the gates for investigation by agencies, as it accepted that the issues of feasibility, technical specifications and price of the jets does not come under its purview under Article 32," said Surjewala.
The Congress alleged that the BJP was "misleading the nation" on the Rafale judgement and said that they should allow the CBI to investigate the Rafale deal case "without any political pressure".
The Supreme Court Thursday gave clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation, rejecting the plea for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged commission of the cognisable offence in the deal.
The apex court dismissed the pleas seeking review of the December 14, 2018 verdict in which it had said that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
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