PM Modi carried parallel negotiations in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi | FULL PC

08 Feb 2019 11:45 AM

PM Modi carried parallel negotiations in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi | FULL PC

Updated 08 Feb 2019 11:45 AM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday reiterated his “Chowkidaar Chor Hai” jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversial €7.87 billion Rafale deal between India and France. This time however Rahul Gandhi didn’t throw darts in the air and came with a proof in hand. 

Quoting a report of English daily, The Hindu Congress President said that PM Modi carried out parallel negotiations with French government over Rafale, which weakened the actual negotiations being done by Defence Ministry.

Carrying a Defence Ministry note dated November 24, 2015; which was written by Defence Secretary was brought to the notice of then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and raised strong objections to “parallel negotiations” conducted by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with the French side; Stating that it was clear that such parallel discussions by the PMO had “weakened the negotiating position of MoD and Indian Negotiating Team,”

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