After the decision of court rejecting all the petitions in regarding Rafale. After the court ruling still there is storm of blames on current government, such centre approached the top court for a “factual correction” in a paragraph in its judgement which has a reference to the Comptroller and Auditor General report and parliament’s Public Accounts Committee or PAC.
Congress has accused the government of “misleading” the Supreme Court by presenting incorrect facts about the CAG report on the Rs. 59,000 crore Rafale deal and demanded that the government should apologise for it.
According to congress, “The government lied in the Supreme Court that the CAG report was presented in the house and in the PAC, and PAC has probed it. The government said in the Supreme Court that it (the report) is in public domain. Where is it? Have you seen it?” senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who is the Public Accounts Committee chairman, said this morning.
Supreme Court had in its judgement on Friday said that the material placed before it shows that the centre did not disclose in parliament the pricing details of the Rafale fighter jet, but revealed it to the government’s auditor.
The centre says it only outlined the procedure in the sealed cover along with the pricing details of the 36 fighter jets, and wants the court to issue a clarification.”…unfortunately, an element of misinterpretation of the statement made in the note/bullet points handed over on behalf of the Union of India in the sealed cover, appears to have crept in. This has also resulted in a controversy being raised in the public domain,” the centre’s petition says.