Continuing his attack on Narendra Modi government on the deal for Rafale fighter jets, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that in order to bag India’s biggest defence contracts one has to be a “defaulter of Rs 45,000 crore” and have “no relevant experience”.
“Modi’s Operandi for handing out India’s biggest defence contracts — 1. Be a defaulter of 45,000 crore. 2. Owe money to other companies who beg Supreme Court not to let you leave India. 3. Be called ‘Bhai’ by PM but have no relevant experience,” Mr Gandhi said in a tweet.
He also posted on his twitter handle a media report that claimed that Swedish telecom equipment company Ericsson has petitioned the Supreme Court to prevent Anil Ambani and two senior executives from his group from leaving the country after accusing them of willfully defaulting in previously promised payment of Rs 550 crore by alleged abuse of process of law.
The Congress has been attacking the government for allegedly benefitting Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence Ltd. Of the offset contract from the Rafale deal and diverting the HAL from the contract.