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In Jabalpur, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters that the "lies of Rahul Gandhi had been caught again".
Jaitley also said that it was the Congress-led UPA which delayed the purchase of the Rafale aircraft which was necessary to improve the combat ability of Indian Air Force.
In a letter, they said there was concern over the 'unconscionable' and 'unwarranted delay' in bringing out the audit reports on demonetisation and the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Rahul alleged that in his affidavit, Modi had admitted to changes in the contract without asking the Air Force and put Rs 30,000 crore in Ambani's pocket.
Dictated interviews, manufactured lies can't suppress Rafale scam: Congress on Dassault CEO's defence
The nation needs a fair investigation and not doctored explanations on the fighter jet deal, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
Rahul Gandhi, in a press conference on November 2, alleged that Dassault invested Rs 284 crore in a loss-making company promoted by Anil Ambani which was used to procure land in Nagpur.
In the documents submitted before the top court, the government claimed that the issues pertained to lack of common understanding between HAL and Dassault Aviation.
Justifying its stand on the Rafale deal, the Centre said that to promote indigenisation, a robust offset clause has been included in the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) since 2005.
A total of 74 meetings, which included 48 internal INT meetings and 26 external INT meetings with French side were held during the negotiations.
The court on October 31 had asked the Centre to place before it within 10 days the pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
The documents said the Indian Negotiating Team conducted discussions with the French side for about a year and the CCS approval was taken before signing the Inter-Government Agreement.
Rahul Gandhi has been asking the government to reveal the price of the aircraft, as negotiated by the NDA government.
Gandhi also said if voted to power, the Congress will waive farmers' loans within 10 days of forming government.
Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal also warned that the company is "falling into its own trap."
It said that Dassault's investment in Reliance Airport Developers Limited (RADL) had no link with the government-to-government Rafale contract between the governments of India and France.