Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to survive if an inquiry was ordered into the questionable Rafale deal. Speaking to reporters Rahul also said Dassault had Rs 284 crore as kickbacks to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence.
He told reporters, “If an inquiry starts on this (Rafale deal), Modi is not going to survive it. guaranteed.”
He said, “Dassault CEO said that the reason why his company preferred Anil Ambani over HAL was because Anil Ambani had land. Now it turns out the land Mr Anil Ambani had was purchased from the money it received from Dassault. Dassault company put in Rs 284 crore into Anil Ambani’s company. Ambani uses the same money to purchase land. It’s clear that Dassault CEO is lying. The question also arises as to why Dassault invested Rs 284 crore into a loss-making company (owned by Ambani), whose value was just Rs 8.30 lakh?”
Janta Ka Reporter in its three part series last had 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).
He said that this was one of the many tranches of money that Dassault paid as kickbacks to Anil Ambani adding that Dassault was trying to protect someone in India. “Who’s Dassault trying to protect? We know that there’s a partnership between Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani.”
The Congress president said that Rs 284 crore was paid as the ‘first installment of kickbacks’ adding that Prime Minster Narendra Modi was having ‘sleepless nights’ fearing consequences a probe was conducted into the Rafale deal.
“This is the first installment of the kickback which has been given to Mr Anil Ambani by Dassault. And this is clear as day (sic),” he added. Rahul also repeated his earlier claim that CBI Director Alok Verma was removed because he wanted to investigate the deal.
Ambani’s company, which has previously rejected all claims, has not commented on the latest revelations made by Rahul. He chided a journalist, who asked him to ‘walk the talk’ on his claims. He reacted, “I am surprised and shocked you are even asking this question (after today’s revelation).’