Jaitley dismisses corruption charges regarding Rafale deal

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On Thursday in the Lok Sabha, finance minister Jaitley had accused Rahul of "manufacturing the issue falsely at the cost of national security" by demanding the disclosure of the purchase price of each Rafale jet. In the early years, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had benefited from a boom in the global economy, he said.

Rahul on Tuesday told media the unwillingness to reveal the details of the deal implies that it is a scam.

The Rafale deal face-off between the Rahul Gandhi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't seem to end as the Congress chief continue to demand the Centre to public deal details.

"When you give details of a defence transaction, you give the details and capacity of the weapon system, which you don't want to inform the enemy (about)".

"UPA's new strategy is to manufacture corruption charges". Secrecy is an inherent part of any deal, he said.

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At least 15 previous RMs including Pranab Mukherjee and A. K. "In this government, because they could not find any corruption cases, they manufactured one", Jaitley said. "We are only concerned about the loss to the national exchequer", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said here.

Claiming India has moved from "fragile five" to "bright spot" in world, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday countered the Opposition charges on the country's economic condition and stated that the NDA government inherited a lot of fiscal woes from the previous UPA government.

Answering the questions Chidambaram posed in his speech on the budget on Thursday, Jaitley said when the pre-budget Economic Survey spoke of the remaining work in agriculture, employment and education sectors, it did not mean the problem was created in the last four years but implied the task left unfinished by 55 years of Congress rule.

"Is it correct that according to worldwide bids opened on December 12, 2012, the price per aircraft comes to $80.95 million (Rs 526.1 crore) as against the Modi government's per aircraft negotiated price of $241.66 million (Rs 1,570.8 crore) as per current exchange rates", Surjewala asked. He also posted the pictures of the three Parliamentary replies. These included the aircraft's cost and "handing over" the deal to a businessman after "snatching" it from a public undertaking. "So, there was so much of hoopla for one quarter as compared to 5.3% to 6.3% for two full years under UPA", he said.

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