NEW DELHI (IANS) — Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed his happiness over the Supreme Court reinstating Alok Verma as CBI Director, who he claimed was to start a probe into the Rafale deal, and asserted that “nothing can save Prime Minister Narendra Modi form Rafale”.
“CBI chief (Verma) was removed because he wanted to start a probe into the Rafale (deal). Now we have some justice, let’s see what happens,” Gandhi told the media after the reinstatement of Verma, who was divested of all his powers as the CBI chief by the government in October.
Gandhi, who has been seeking answers from Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal, reiterated his questions.
“Nothing is going to save the Prime Minister from Rafale…nothing.
“It is pretty clear that the Prime Minister has personally helped his crony get Rs 30,000 crore. I have a simple question. When Modi bypassed the Rafale deal, did the Indian Air Force, did the Defence Ministry raise an objection? I am expecting and ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. The Defence Minister is not able to give it, neither the Prime Minister,” said Gandhi.
The Congress President also said the country will surely get to know about how Modi helped his friend get Rs 30,000 crore of people’s money.
“The nation is going to 100 per cent know that Modi had taken Rs 30,000 crore of people’s money and given to his friend. Without a shadow of doubt, the nation will get to know this,” added Gandhi, who has called the Rafale deal the country’s “biggest defence scam”.