New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's decision allowing leaked documents to be used by petitioners seeking review of the Rafale judgement, saying skeletons in the "scam" are tumbling out and now there is "no official secrets act" to hide behind for the Modi government.
The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed leaked documents to be relied upon by petitioners seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government's preliminary objections claiming "privilege" over them.
"Modiji, you can run and lie as much as you want but sooner or later the truth comes out. The skeletons in Rafale scam are tumbling out one by one. And now there is 'no official secrets act' to hide behind," Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
"SC has upheld a time honoured legal principle; A rattled Modiji had threatened to invoke Official Secrets Act against independent journalists for exposing his corruption on Rafale. Don't worry Modiji, an investigation is going to take place now, whether you like it or not," he said in a series of tweets.
Modiji, you can run and lie as much as you want,— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 10, 2019
But sooner or later the truth comes out.
The skeletons in #RafaleScam are tumbling out one by one.
And now there is ‘no official secrets act’ to hide behind.
The Centre had submitted that the privilege documents were procured by petitioners in an illegal way and used to support their review petitions against the December 14, 2018 judgement of the apex court dismissing all pleas challenging procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.
Arvind Kejriwal also took to twitter to take a swipe on PM Modi in the ongoing Rafale case. He said the PM was going all around saying how he got a clean chit in Rafale case. He went on saying that after today’s decision by the Supreme Court, it is proof that Modi has stolen from the nation. He has betrayed and misled the nation.
मोदी जी हर जगह कह रहे थे कि उन्हें सुप्रीम कोर्ट से राफ़ेल में क्लीन चिट मिली है। आज के सुप्रीम कोर्ट के फ़ैसले से साबित हो गया कि मोदी जी ने राफ़ेल में चोरी की है, देश की सेना से धोखा किया है और अपना जुर्म छिपाने के लिए सुप्रीम कोर्ट को गुमराह किया। https://t.co/9dup2BpEnq— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 10, 2019
Mayawati wrote on Twitter saying that PM Modi's plan to hide all the corruption in Rafale case was unsuccessful. She said the BJP took a major blow in the Supreme court. She even called for PM Modi to apologise to the nation and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to resign.
राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा की आड़ में राफेल रक्षा सौदे में भारी गड़बड़ी/भ्रष्टाचार को छिपाने की पीएम श्री मोदी सरकार की कोशिश विफल। सुप्रीम कोर्ट में बीजेपी सरकार पूरी तरह घिरी। संसद के भीतर व बाहर बार-बार झूठ बोलकर देश को गुमराह करने के लिए श्री मोदी माफी मांगे व रक्षा मंत्री इस्तीफा दें— Mayawati (@Mayawati) April 10, 2019
Reacting to the development, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the government has compromised on national security. "Modi and his govt have compromised national security for corruption and cronyism in an important defence deal. They tried to evade accountability, denied a JPC, hid price from CAG, tried to first mislead, then stall any hearing in Supreme Court. Important that culprits are booked," he said on Twitter.
Modi and his minions have falsely claimed that they have a “clean chit” in the Rafale scam. But the proofs have come tumbling out one after another. It has been the most corrupt and most compromised govt in India's history. Now is the time to throw it out. https://t.co/ielNDzj895— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) April 10, 2019
The Congress has been accusing Modi of helping industrialist Anil Ambani make a profit of Rs 30,000 crore by favouring him as the offset partner in the Rafale deal. The government has denied any wrongdoing in the fighter jets deal. Anil Ambani has also rejected all allegations....