A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA, is seen performing an air display at the 13th Dubai Airshow at Dubai World Central in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Rafale Deal: Congress Demands Early Report On ‘Irregularities’ From CAG

A delegation of senior Congress leaders met the Comptroller and Auditor General of India today on the Rafale fighter jet deal and asked the auditor to prepare a report on alleged irregularities in it.

The Congress delegation handed a memorandum to the CAG and said it expects the truth to prevail after the report on the Rafale deal is made public.

"We have given a detailed memorandum along with enclosures on the irregularities and acts of omission and commission by the Government in the fighter jet deal. We expect the CAG will prepare a report soon and present it before Parliament," senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters after meeting the CAG.

Congress’ Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala added that all evidence and facts relating to the Rafale deal have been submitted to the CAG.

We explained to the CAG how Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. was removed from the deal to benefit a private player. We hope the CAG will give its report soon. The CAG has assured us that they are already examining all aspects of the deal
Randeep Surjewala, Chief Spokesperson, Congress

The Congress has stepped up heat on the government over the Rafale deal and is seeking to make it a major poll issue ahead of assembly elections in some key states later this year and the general elections in 2019.

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