Rs. 12,000 Crore Loss Due To BJP Government’s Rafale Deal, Says Congress
Rafale Deal: Congress pioneers Ghulam Nabi Azad and Randeep Surjewala said while 36 Rafale planes were sold to India at 7.5 billion Euros in 2016, 48 planes were sold to Qatar and Egypt at 7.9 billion Euros in 2015.
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday blamed the Modi government for “trading off” national security and causing lost over Rs. 12,000 crore to the citizen with its arrangement to purchase 36 French Rafale contender planes.
Citing from the yearly report of Dassault Aviation, creators of the contender airplane, the gathering affirmed that the organization sold each fly to India at Rs. 351 crore higher than those sold to Qatar and Egypt 11 months back.
Congress pioneers Ghulam Nabi Azad and Randeep Surjewala said while 36 Rafale planes were sold to India at 7.5 billion Euros in 2016, 48 planes were sold to Qatar and Egypt at 7.9 billion Euros in 2015.
This added up to Rs. 1,670.70 crore for each airplane for India and Rs. 1,319.80 crore to Egypt and Qatar. There was a distinction of Rs. 351 crore for every flying machine, the gathering guaranteed.
Tending to a joint question and answer session, Mr Azad, Mr Surjewala and previous Minister of State for Defense Jitendra Singh declared that the administration had received finish darkness in the buy of the Rafale contender flying machine.
Mr Azad attested that had the Modi government not drop the arrangement struck by the UPA allotment for 126 Rafale planes, it could have spared Rs. 41,212 crore.
“The Modi government’s ‘diversionary strategies’ on Rafale bargain has left a greater number of inquiries than answers,” they said in an announcement.
Blaming the PM for bargaining on national security and interests, Mr Azad inquired as to why were just 36 warrior planes obtained rather than 126 planes for which universal offers were called for.
“Is this not trading off with national security? Why are leader and barrier serve concealing the price tag (of the planes)? Is it rectify that per air ship valuing of Rafale according to offer dated 12.12.2012 (amid the UPA-Congress government) was Rs. 526.1 crore as against the Modi government’s per airplane price tag of Rs. 1,670.70 crore?” he inquired.
Mr Surjewala said the arrangement was likewise made without earlier freedom from Cabinet Committee on Security, in this manner relinquishing the national intrigue and bypassing Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on the Rs. 36,000 crore ‘counterbalance contract’ for a private substance with no safeguard producing background.
“Grave fears and claims of difficult misfortune being caused to open exchequer stand uncovered as the administration declines to express reality. A tremendous trick is fermenting in acquisition of warrior air ships for the Indian Air Force, yet the Modi government stays misty, intransient, dark and unyielding,” the Congress pioneers affirmed.
The BJP, be that as it may, countered the charges, blaming the Congress for “misdirecting” the country on the issue. It said the Congress-drove government never inked any arrangement for the warrior air ship before 2014 and sat on its record because of its “insatiability”.
BJP representative Anil Baluni called the Congress affirmations a “pack of falsehoods” and part of its technique to spread “misrepresentation and disarray” against the Modi government.
“The Congress has again deceived the nation over a touchy issue like barrier. It is contrasting a best arrangement struck by this legislature in the national enthusiasm with an affirmed arrangement of the UPA government which had never happened,” the BJP’s national media head said.
The trust is that the UPA allotment sat on the Rafale bargain petition for reasons of its “avarice and individual advantages” and traded off the country’s security advantages, he guaranteed.
(This Story Originating From NDTV)