New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday continued its attack on Rahul Gandhi for questioning the credibility of the Supreme Court after it gave clean chit to Narendra Modi government in Rafale fighter jets deal case. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Ahead of Rhea Chakraborty's Plea Hearing, Two PILs For CBI Probe Filed In SC
“Rahul Gandhi is trying to call the credibility of SC in question, it’s highly condemnable. He may have trust in Pakistani courts but he’ll not trust our SC. He can have faith in Imran Khan and Hafiz Saeed but he’ll not trust IAF or Army,” BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao was quoted as saying by ANI. Also Read - 'India's Democracy is Damaged...': Rahul Gandhi Demands Mehbooba Mufti's Release From Detention
On Friday, the Congress President maintained that there was massive corruption in the contract and wondered why the CAG report “cited by the Supreme Court” on it had not yet been shared with the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. He also reiterated the Congress’ demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the fighter jet deal and claimed that if it was conducted, names of PM Narendra Modi and businessman Anil Ambani will come to the fore. Also Read - Team Rahul vs Veterans: Shashi Tharoor, Others Rally Behind Manmohan Singh Over UPA's Legacy
Earlier in the day, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy suggested Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Mallikarjun Kharge to file an affidavit or review petition in court saying he did not receive the CAG report in regard with the Rafale deal and the committee has not examined it.
His statement came soon after the Congress leader claimed that the Central Government lied in the Supreme Court about presenting the CAG report in the House and in the PAC.
Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said, “The Supreme Court judgement says the decision is based on the basis of information they got from Government. The Government told them that CAG has studied it and Public Accounts Committee has also approved, those things are not correct.”
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all petitions seeking probe in the 36-Rafale fighter jet deal. The apex court bench hearing the case remarked that perception of individuals cannot be the basis of fishing and roving inquiry by this court, especially in such matters. and refused to order a detailed scrutiny of Rafale deal.