Led by Sonia Gandhi, opposition MPs hold protests over Rafale deal

UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi led a protest over the issue in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex.

Published: 10th August 2018 01:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2018 01:08 PM   |  A+A-

Sonia Gandhi with Congress MPs protesting against the Rafale deal demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe outside Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav/EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: On the last day of the Monsoon Session, opposition MPs launched a protest against the BJP-led NDA government today demanding answers from it over the alleged scam in Rafale fighter jet deal with France.

UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi led a protest over the issue in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex.

Opposition MPs, including Raj Babbar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, CPI's D Raja, AAP MP Sushil Gupta among others held a protest outside Parliament, holding placards and raising slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the issue.

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Congress members yesterday had created uproarious scenes in the Lok Sabha demanding a probe into the Rafale deal by a JPC, forcing an adjournment of the proceedings.

They were heard demanding a JPC probe into the deal and a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As the government prepares to table the much-debated Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha today, Gandhi, when asked about the issue, told reporters, "Our party's position is absolutely clear on this, I will not say anything further on this.

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  • Govindarajan Sampath

    The IAF needs new planes as a mattter of urgency. The UPA's inability to do anything without kickbacks had literally decimated the IAF. They have no choice now but to fault the ones that did something to help the IAF. The Public Sector Undertaking in India have had 70 years of non-performance. Ambani or Somani, they are not likely to be as bad as out PSUs. They are answerable to the shareholders.
    4 months ago reply
  • Poda De

    Pity the Congressmen for not having any worthwhile topics to take on the honest scam-free NDA ! All that they have to do is bluff around the same trumpet !
    4 months ago reply
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