Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC seeking review of Rafale judgement

Written by January 2, 2019 12:52

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was moved on Wednesday seeking a review of its verdict giving a clean chit to the government’s acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets in a ready to fly condition.

The review petition moved by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, journalist-turned-politician Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan have sought an open court hearing on the plea seeking recall of the December 14 judgment.

Dassault Aviation welcomes the decision of Supreme Court

The Dassault Aviation welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Rafale fighter jet deal, rejecting demands for any probe into the multi-billion dollar contract.

“Dassault Aviation welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of India dismissing all petitions filed on the Rafale Contract signed on September 23, 2016,” the company said.

The Dassault Aviation has won a Rs. 58,000 crore deal to supply 36 Rafale jets to India. The Congress has been alleging massive corruption in the deal, a claim stoutly rejected by the government.

Rafale deal: Joint venture with Reliance Group represents just 10% of offset, says Dassault CEO

“Dassault Aviation takes note of the Supreme Court conclusions establishing the absence of any irregularities in the decision making process to purchase 36 Rafale, pricing of Rafale jets and selection of Indian offset partner,” the company said in a statement.