An inter-governmental agreement (IGA) was signed formally by India and France on January 25, 2016 with a deal worth around Rs 58,000 crore.
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.
The top court said however that the scope of judicial review would vary with the subject matter of the contract and there cannot be any uniform standard which could be understood.
Rahul reiterated the Congress' demand for a JPC probe into the fighter jet deal and claimed that if it was conducted, names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and businessman Anil Ambani will come out.
"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.
The Home Minister also accused the Congress of trying to gain political mileage over the issue with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections next year.
The Congress has been attacking the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale issue, alleging corruption in the deal.
The meeting comes days after a Congress delegation met the CAG and urged the apex auditor to prepare a report on the alleged irregularities in the deal.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discredited former French President Francois Hollande's revelation on the choice of an offset partner.
Junior foreign minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, fearing damage to Indo-French ties, said that the ex-French President's remarks do not help anyone and above all do not help France.
Jaitley, hinting at a possible ‘collusion’, raised questions as to how Hollande’s comments casting aspersion on the Indian government came just two days after a tweet by Rahul.
Parrikar is refusing to resign and they have no courage to ask for his resignation, because of the Rafale deal, because it is a huge scam, Goa Congress president Chodankar alleged.
Rahul accused 'Jetlie' of having the ability to spin "2 truths or lies" with "fake self-righteousness" and "indignation to defend the indefensible".
After Mayawati's recent shocker over poll alliances, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi got a shot in the arm with his SP counterpart Akhilesh Yadav coming out in support of his Rafale JPC demand.
Congress was referring to reports on former France President Francois Hollande's claims regarding a private Indian firm becoming an offset partner in the intergovernmental deal for the fighter jets.
The BJP leader also asked if the Congress was waiting for some Ottavio Quattrocchi to come and finalise the deal.
Bhushan questioned how Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence, the Indian offset partner of French firm Dassault Aviation, could be involved in the project as "most of his companies are in debt."
He asserted that the present Rafale aircrafts are cheaper than what Congress-led UPA government had negotiated and added that all these facts and figures will be placed before the CAG.
However, retired Indian Air Force personnel — wary of HAL repeatedly missing deadlines — have defended the controversial deal.
Hollande had said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal.