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According to Singh, a joint statement issued by PM Modi and Hollande in 2015 has come to the fore now and it showed that there was no change in the technology of the aircraft in the new deal.
Rafale deal: BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi for 'surgical strike' comment, tells Congress to stop spreading lies
Rahul's renewed attack on Modi came a day after French media quoted Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government proposed Ambani's Reliance Defence as the partner in Rafale deal.
Indian political parties have been accusing Modi over the 2016, 36 Rafale planes from Dassault estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transperant
Hollande was quoted in an article by a French website as claiming that the Indian government had asked the French government to nominate Reliance Defence as its India partner in the deal.
Former French President Francois Hollande was quoted by a French publication as saying that the Indian government proposed Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the partner for the Rafale deal.
The statement came following a French media report which quoted former President Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation.
Hollande on a question about who selected Reliance as a partner and why, said it was the Indian govt that proposed Reliance’s name and Dassault had no choice but to take the company given to it.
The previous UPA government in 2012 started negotiations with Dassault Aviation to buy 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy.
'In the news item published, ex-Chairman and Managing Director, HAL chief has been quoted as stating that an agreed work-share with Dassault Aviation was submitted to the government.'
In a facebook post, Jaitley said in mature democracies those who rely on falsehood are considered unfit for public life.
Rahul took to Twitter to attack Sitharaman, alleging that her position as the defence minister has become untenable as a former chief of HAL has "nailed her lie".
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the Rafale deal was the biggest scam of the century, stressing that PM Narendra Modi owed an answer to the nation on the issue.
On Tuesday, Sitharaman said that Sidhu's gesture of hugging Pakistan's army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have "avoided it".
Probe into Rafale deal can't be set up to satisfy ego of an 'ill-informed' Congress leader: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Congress has also been demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the matter.