Supreme Court’s verdict on Rafale deal: Here is who said what
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed four petitions seeking court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters in ready to fly conditions holding that the decision making process was not in doubt and it cannot go into the question of pricing and choice of offset Indian partner by the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault.
Here is who said what on Rafale deal
# BJP President Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi ji should apologize to the nation for misleading people. Want to ask Rahul ji what was the source of information on basis of which he made such big allegations?
# Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM: Supreme Court judgement’s on Rafale Deal has exposed the lies of Congress Party & its President Rahul Gandhi. This judgement has vindicated our stand. Now Rahul Gandhi should apologize for defaming our country globally.
# Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress: Our demand was for Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and it still stands,main issue is pricing which SC said it did not want to comment as it is not in its jurisdiction.Home Minister is speaking on an incomplete judgement given on a PIL
# Randeep Surjewala: Article 136&32 are not the forum to decide the issue, the pricing, the process, the sovereign guarantee&the corruption in the Rafale contract.Only forum&only media is a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) which can probe the entire corruption in Rafale Deal.
The verdict of the Supreme Court today is a validation of what the Congress party stated months again, that SC is not the forum to decide the such sensitive defence contract.
# HM Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha: Congress President tried to mislead public for political benefit, and maligned Indian image globally, he should apologize to the house and to the people of the country. He thought ‘Hum to doobe hain sanam tum ko bhi le doobenge’
The matter was crystal clear from the beginning and we have been saying that the allegations leveled by Congress were baseless and to gain political mileage.
# Anand Sharma, Congress: Supreme Court has not commented on many important aspects. We continue to demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee(JPC) on the Rafale Deal. JPC has the right to summon all documents.
There is no reason for PM and BJP Govt to celebrate Supreme Court order which in itself is contradictory. Honourable SC has said it won’t be proper for it to go into details.
# Anil Ambani statement: Welcome judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court today summarily dismissing PILs filed on Rafale contracts, and conclusively establishing complete falsity of wild, baseless and politically motivated allegations levelled against Reliance Group and me personally
# Ashok Gehlot, Congress on Rajasthan CM: Decision is not being delayed, BJP is spreading lies. BJP took 7 days in UP & 9 days in Maharashtra to choose a CM.The process takes time,observers go to sates for discussion.Whenever such decision is taken it takes time.
# Saugata Roy,TMC : Supreme Court said what it thinks was right but the political parties demand a JPC probe into Rafale deal.
# Prashant Bhushan: In our opinion the Supreme Court judgement is totally wrong, the campaign will certainly not drop and we will decide if we will file a review petition.
# CJI Ranjan Gogoi says ‘we can’t compel government to purchase 126 aircrafts and its not proper for the court to examine each aspect of this case. It isn’t a job of court to compare pricing details.’