New Delhi: NCP MP and Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule on Friday came in support of her father and said that his comment on the Prime Minister Modi and the Rafale deal have been misunderstood. Sule’s comments came soon after NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar quit the party and the Lok Sabha expressing disagreement with Pawar’s statement. Also Read - People Have Faith in Kamal Nath’s Capacity: Sharad Pawar on Madhya Pradesh Crisis
In a series of tweets, she said it was “disappointing” that the issues raised by Pawar in an interview to a Marathi channel regarding the Rafale fighter jet deal were ignored. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: ‘Efforts on to Bring Back Stranded Indians From Iran,’ Says Jaishankar
“It’s disappointing that people have not heard Pawar … where he has clearly raised three questions: 1) what is the justification for a 300 percent price increase from Rs 526 crore to Rs 1,670 crore which potentially could be a significant loss to the exchequer?,” said Sule, a Lok Sabha member and a daughter of Pawar.
She further wrote, “If such doubts have been raised and the government is so confident, then why are they shying from setting up a JPC? 3) When the BJP raised both price and specification issues during the Bofors allegations, then why are they hiding behind artificial justification of secrecy of agreements vis-a-vis both commercial price and offset agreements.”
Earlier in the day, while reacting to Pawar’s interview in which he had said he did not think people doubt Modi’s intentions on a personal level, Tarqiq Anwar had said,”The Prime Minister is fully involved in the Rafale deal. I have resigned from the NCP as well as the membership of Lok Sabha because I totally disagree with Sharad Pawar’s statement in support of Modi on Rafale deal.
(With inputs from agencies)