Accusing Narendra Modi of corruption, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Thursday alleged that the Prime Minister influenced the Rafale deal to save Reliance group chairman Anil Ambani’s business. PM Modi, Gandhi said, is behaving like the “chowkidaar (watchman)” of industrialist Anil Ambani.
“To save his (Ambani’s) business, he (PM Modi) took it from IAF and put it in Ambani’s pocket,” Rahul alleged.
Citing a French media report that said a top official of Dassault Aviation told his staff that the firm’s joint venture with Ambani’s Reliance group for discharging offsets was a “condition”, “imperative and obligatory” to win the deal for 36 Rafale aircraft from India, Rahul Gandhi said: “Earlier, former French President revealed that Indian PM had told them that Reliance should get a deal. Now a senior official of Rafale has said the same.
It is a clear-cut case of corruption.”