Satyamev Jayate, says BJP
New Delhi: Hailing the Supreme Court's order on the Rafale aircraft deal on Thursday, Union Home Minister and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's national president Amit Shah termed the decision as a befitting reply to the leaders and parties who rely on the "malicious and baseless" campaign and sought apology from them.
In his series of tweets, Shah called the disruption of Parliament over the fighter aircraft deal was a "sham". "Now, it has been proved that the disruption in Parliament over Rafale was a sham. The time could have been better utilised for the welfare of people. After today's rebuke from SC, Congress and its leader, for whom politics is above national interest must apologise to the nation," he said in his tweet.
He also said that the judgment of the highest court of the country reaffirms Modi government's credentials as transparent and corruption-free.
Opposition parties have always raised questions over the transparency of the deal and pricing of the 36 fighter jets in both inside and outside the Parliament.
The law minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also left no stone unturned to make a scathing attack on Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi saying, "It is recognition of the honest decision-making process of the Narendra Modi government...Satayamev Jayate. The Congress party must apologise, and Rahul Gandhi, in particular, must apologise to the country." He also said that "it is the victory of the country's national security".
The Supreme Court dismissed the review petitions against its verdict in the Rafale deal on grounds that they lacked merit, reiterating its clean chit to the Modi government in the fighter jet agreement with French firm Dassault Aviation.
The law minister further mentioned during a press conference at the party headquarters that the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi lied in Parliament and stooped to the 'shameful' extent of misquoting the top court deliberately.
"People having the saga of corruption from Jeep scandal to Bofors to Submarine to AugustaWestland was undertaking a political programme masquerading at the quest of justice. Raising false allegations on the Rafale deal was the lowest point of political discourse that he stooped to the shameful extent of misquoting the Supreme Court deliberately," he added without naming Congress.
The apex court further closed the contempt plea against Gandhi for wrongly attributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'chowkidar chor hai' remark.
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