1. Rafale deal will prove to be Bofors for Narendra Modi government: Prashant Bhushan

Rafale deal will prove to be Bofors for Narendra Modi government: Prashant Bhushan

Swaraj India founder Prashant Bhushan today said the 'Rafale deal' will prove to be another 'Bofors' for the Modi government.

By: | Shimla | Published: October 24, 2016 12:37 AM
prashant bhuashan.pti.l Referring to BJP MP Varun Gandhi’s outburst on the ‘honey trapping allegations’ in the submarine leaks, the Supreme Court lawyer said the matter needs investigation. (Source: PTI)

Swaraj India founder Prashant Bhushan today said the ‘Rafale deal’ will prove to be another ‘Bofors’ for the Modi government.

Accusing the Prime Minister of inaction into the Scorpion submarine leaks despite having received entire information from American whistle blower C Edmonds Allen he said the Modi government was lacking political will to fight corruption.

Talking to media persons here, Bhushan said instead of blacklisting the Company, the government was entering into another deal with the same company, allegedly involved in the submarine leaks, for aircrafts, and that too at a “much higher cost.”

The Bofors scandal broke in 1987 and several people, including former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, were accused of receiving kickbacks for the purchase of Bofors howitzer guns. The scandal contributed to the defeat of Gandhi-led Congress in 1989 general elections.

Referring to BJP MP Varun Gandhi’s outburst on the ‘honey trapping allegations’ in the submarine leaks, the Supreme Court lawyer said the matter needs investigation.

Bhushan was in Shimla for a meeting of Swaraj Campaign for chalking out the strategy for expanding the activities of his organisation in Himachal Pradesh.

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    amit
    Oct 24, 2016 at 9:43 am
    Swaraj abhiyan head prashant bhushan doesnt know about Rafales. 126 Rafales would have cost more then 20 billion euros with armamnets, spares and maintainence schedule. Meteor missiles were not a part of deal in 2011. Its a figure mentioned in wiki for doubters. These people have taken into account only the cost of plain fighter... Qatar bought 24 Rafales for 7 billion euros.Rafales is best deal compared to even Mmrca. Mmrca was so complex that the deal would not have cleared even by 2020.. Rafales are much needed and we should speak against all doubters who are trying to stall the deal unnecesarily...
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    1. Chandu Chartist
      Oct 24, 2016 at 12:12 am
      Politician are businessmen not sewakji they come to politics for paisa powers and fame nothing else
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        Seshadri
        Oct 24, 2016 at 4:47 am
        Mentally sick. This Kashmir terrorist supporter has only one agenda, bringing down or weaken central governments to help stan
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          Soumik Pyne
          Oct 24, 2016 at 1:58 am
          The Rafale deal we have compares favourably with the deals Dault has signed with Egypt & Qatar for the same plane . While the Qatari deal is for 234$mil/plane without weapons the Egyptian one is for 314$mil with weapons,Our deal is for some 247$mil/jet inclusive of a weapons package that includes both the Meteor AAM & SCALP ALCM. Ours is the only deal that has an offset clause as well.Prima Facie there seems to be no corruption ,Mr Bhushan seems to be acting due to his political interests here.
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