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Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said Sitharaman's recent statement has conclusively proved that this is a government of the suited-booted, for the suited-booted and by the suited-booted.
Sitharaman said ever since the Modi government assumed office, there has been a conscious effort to keep middlemen at bay from the corridors of the Defence Ministry.
BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said that Congress is raking the Rafale issue because Christen Michel is spilling the beans on the AgustaWestland scam.
Addressing party workers in Bengaluru, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said since the PM is directly involved in the Rafale deal, he is not in a position to answer Congress’ questions.
In a series of tweets, the minister said the Supreme Court has examined the prices and the CAG is examining the same.
The ministry also dubbed as factually inaccurate a newspaper report which claimed that the decision to 36 Rafale jets buy, while bypassing procedures pushed the price of each aircraft up by 41%.
Chidambaram said the negotiated price was euro 1.3 billion which was to be paid under both the UPA and the Modi deal.
Chidambaram alleged that the 'windfall' to French firm Dassault Aviation was a 'deliberate decision' and is highly questionable.
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia also took to Twitter to demand answers from Modi on the increased cost of aircraft.
Jaitley listed out other key issues concerning Justice Loya case, the CBI issue, RBI debate, judicial activism while highlighting how the critics have launched a crusade against the government.
Information cannot be given under Section 8(1)(C) of the RTI Act as the disclosure would cause breach of Parliament, the CAG said.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on December 14, had dismissed as many as four petitions challenging the deal.
PM Modi covering up Rafale scam, fear making him corrupt: Rahul Gandhi on Centre offering Justice Sikri CSAT post
Justice Sikri, whose decisive vote on January 8 paved way for CBI chief Alok Verma's removal, has already turned down the offer to be part of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal.
Kejriwal said, "If the prime minister had done no wrong, what was the problem in letting the Rafale probe go on?"
Gandhi's attack came hours after Verma was removed as CBI director by a high-powered committee headed by Modi on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty.