The BJP on Saturday held country-wide protests against the Congress, demanding an apology from its leader Rahul Gandhi in the wake of the Supreme Court's clean chit to the Modi government on the Rafale deal.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday alleged that the Congress played with India's security for "petty gains" and the Supreme Court's dismissal of the review petitions on the Rafale jet deal has exposed the opposition party's "lies".
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gone on the offensive against Rahul Gandhi for his remark on Supreme Court verdict on Rafale deal. BJP is demanding apology from Rahul Gandhi. On Friday, BJP held a protest outside All India Congress Committee (AICC) office in New Delhi.
"The Supreme Court has proved now that there was no substance to the allegations. Rahul Gandhi had unnecessarily made an issue out of it for his own advantage and had made a 'tamasha' here," Sawant told reporters.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and maintained that the Supreme Court dismissal of review petitions has opened doors for fresh investigations regarding the Rafale deal on Thursday.
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
The BJP on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the Rafale deal and said he lied in Parliament and stooped to the "shameful" extent of misquoting the top court deliberately
Reading out some portions of the majority view, Chief Justice Gogoi said the petitioners were endeavouring to revive the debate on religion and faith. He added that the apex court should evolve a common policy on religious places like Sabarimala and added that the larger bench will decide the issues relating to Sabarimala, entry of women into mosques and practice of female genital mutilation.
I welcome the judgement by SC and it is a vindication of our government's stand. I think matters related to defence preparedness shouldn't be politicised,unfortunately some people did it for personal benefits, says Rajnath Singh on Rafale verdict
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit. The court rejected pleas that had sought re-examination of the December 14, 2018 verdict which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
SC gives clean chit to Modi govt in Rafale deal, Refers review pleas on Sabarimala to seven-judge bench for re-examination and closes contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi, asking him to be careful in future
Everyone should respect the SC verdict, says PL Punia on Rafale, Rahul contempt case. Speaking to India TV the Congress leader said that SC had no objection to 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan as it was part of poll campaign.
The Supreme Court today gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit.
Former Union ministers, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who have filed the review petitions, contended before the top court that it should set aside December 14, 2018, verdict, which dismissed their plea for criminal investigation into the Rafale deal. Later, the apex court reserved verdict on a batch of petitions seeking review of its December 14 judgement.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday raked up the Rafale deal issue to target the BJP government, days after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first fighter jet from France.
Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria has been named as the next chief of the Indian Air Force. Serving presently as the Vice Chief of IAF, Bhadauria will take over the reigns from Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa when he retires on September 20, 2019.
Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.
The Air Marshal was briefed about the safety procedures before the flight. He also flew a sortie in a simulator to acclimatize with the aircraft systems and handling procedures.