Rafale deal: Documents filed by review petitioners sensitive to national security, government tells SC
The government said the review plea filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie has been widely circulated and is available to the country's enemy and adversaries.
The apex court bench also said if the confidential documents were stolen from the Defence Ministry, the government should put its own house in order.
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.
Yashwant Sinha appealed the people not to give a single seat to the party during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Yashwant Sinha said the idea of putting up a common opposition candidate against the BJP has not materialised.
Taking a dig at the government, Sinha said that he does not trust the figures furnished by the government in its economic surveys.
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Sinha, a former finance minister during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led previous NDA government, also said that Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would not succeed Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sinha who quit the BJP recently said, under the present regime while praising the government was "desh bhakti"(patriotism), criticising it is "desh drohi" (sedition).
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted that reservations are meant to correct historical injustice and that the Constitution doesn't permit reservations on economic grounds.
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.
Sinha, who has been critical of the BJP-led government, has dedicated the book, published by Juggernaut Books, to "All those who are not afraid to pursue the truth".
"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.
His comments came after the Congress wrested power from the BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The BJP has lost three of its bastions - Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - to the Congress in the just-concluded assembly polls.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not enjoy majority in the Upper House of Parliament.