Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal

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Speaking to reporters after an Opposition delegation met President Ram Nath Kovind over alleged foul play in judge BH Loya's death, Rahul after referring to the finance minister as 'Jaitlie, ' said, "Perhaps, I should use a spellcheck". The Congress is compromising national security by asking for details which should not be made public, by which I mean known to the enemy.

Rahul has been targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 2016 deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets. "So when you couldn't find anything, you said please disclose the price of the Rafale deal", Jaitley said while replying to the debate on the budget.

Sitharaman told Parliament on Monday that the details of the deal with France for the Rafale fighter jets can not be disclosed as per the inter-governmental agreement as it is "classified information".

Gandhi has also asked for discussion in Parliament on the Rafale deal under a rule that compels the government to answer, NDTV reported.

Jailtey said that the Congress MPs should go to former President Pranab Mukherjee and learn lessons from him.

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Reacting to Opposition demands that the cost structure of the Rafale deal be disclosed to Parliament, Jaitley said that details of armaments purchases can not be revealed as this would compromise the nation's security interests. Jailtey cited similar kind of replies given by Mukherjee and Antony while rejecting the questions on pricing of Defence purchases earlier. Sharpening his attack at BJP, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi was not intrested in answering the fundamental questions.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he said, had first announced that she would inform the nation about the cost of purchasing Rafale aircraft but was now saying she could not do so as it was a state secret.

"My charge against you is now you are seriously compromising national security by seeking details of the Rafale deal", Jaitley said, in response to an intervention by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who said the government was accountable to Parliament for expenditure incurred by it. "Which of her two statements are correct", he asked.

Addressing Andhra Pradesh MPs, he said: "So far we have given funds and promised (funds for) a large number of institutions which are created as a lot went to Telangana".

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