Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of altering the Rafale deal to help Reliance ADA Group chairman Anil Ambani after former French president Francois Hollande said that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the offset partner and gave France no say in the matter.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress chief said, “The PM personally negotiated and changed the #Rafale deal behind closed doors. Thanks to François Hollande, we now know he personally delivered a deal worth billions of dollars to a bankrupt Anil Ambani. The PM has betrayed India. He has dishonoured the blood of our soldiers.”
The political slugfest over the controversial multi-billion dollar deal escalated after a French media report quoted Hollande as saying “we did not have a say in this…the Indian government proposed this service group and Dassault negotiated with (Anil) Ambani group. We did not have a choice, we took the partner who was given to us.”
The Defence Ministry, however, denied the report and reiterated that neither the government nor the French government…