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The perjury charges are against central government officials for allegedly giving "false or misleading" information in a sealed cover in the high-profile Rafale case.
Arun Shourie claimed that initially the opposition was united because of PM Modi but today it is because of Mamata Banerjee.
In their review plea, they alleged that the judgement "relied upon patently incorrect claims made by the government in an unsigned note given in a sealed cover" to the apex court.
"The judgment does not even address the documented facts stated in our petition or even deal with our main prayer seeking an investigation," said Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan said in a statement.
Last week, Shourie and Bhushan had met the CBI Director, submitted documents and demanded a probe into alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal and offset contract.
In the 33-page complaint to the CBI, Bhushan and Shourie claimed that Anil Ambani-led Reliance group had incorporated its own subsidiary Reliance Defence barely a few days before the deal.
Shourie, a former minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government and a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Pawar at the latter's residence in south Mumbai for over an hour.
Shourie said that in just two days Prime Minister Modi completely overturned a process that was in progress for years.
Centre using military brass to defend Rafale scam: Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Prashant Bhushan
Shourie, Sinha and Bhushan said they wondered why Modi had reduced the number of aircraft from 126 to just 36, 'disregarding' IAF's strategic needs.
The Opposition has been alleging gross discrepancies in the deal and has also accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of lying to the nation at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At the launch of Saifuddin's book, Shourie blamed the Centre's approach for the current state of affairs in Kashmir.
Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar urged journalists to rise to the occasion in this battle for independent media.