Moments after the Supreme Court embarrassed the Narendra Modi government and reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma, Congress President Rahul Gandhi implied that the verdict by the top court had a message of destruction for the Indian prime minister.
Reacting to the Supreme Court’s order, Gandhi tweeted, “The truth of Rafale will destroy Mr Modi. It’s only a question of time before full evidence of his role in the theft of 30,000 Cr. becomes public. Congratulations to the SC for upholding the law.
The truth of Rafale will destroy Mr Modi. It’s only a question of time before full evidence of his role in the theft of 30,000 Cr. becomes public.
Congratulations to the SC for upholding the law.#AlokVerma
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 8, 2019
Gandhi implied that if the evidence in the questionable Rafale deal was made public the same way it was done in the case of the CBI vs CBI case, it will be sufficient to indict PM Modi.
Speaking to reporters later in the day, Gandhi said, “Why did they remove the CBI chief? Because the CBI chief wanted to probe the Rafale deal. Now he’s been reinstated. At least, we have got some justice.” He said that nothing was going to save the prime minister in the Rafale case. “The evidence in the Rafale case is open and shut. It is pretty clear that the prime minister personally helped Mr Anil Ambani get Rs 30,000 crore,” he added.
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 8, 2019
Gandhi has been relentlessly attacking Modi for his alleged role in favouring the billionaire businessman Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal by preferring him over the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. According to Gandhi, the decision to favour a company owned by Ambani, Modi’s friend, despite it having no previous history of making aircrafts raised several questions of improprieties.
Janta Ka Reporter in its three part series had in 2017 first exposed the scam in the purchase of Rafale jets from the French company Dassault aviation. (You can read them here Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3).