Jamshedpur: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley clarified his Government’s stand over the Rafale deal senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Raj Babbar, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, accusing him of benefitting a private businessman Anil Ambani who has no knowledge of fighter jets. He alleged the deal as the biggest scam ever in defence sector.
Addressing a press conference at a city hotel, Babbar questioned that Anil Ambani led Reliance company which has no experience of even making a bicycle got Rafale contract. He claimed that this clearly shows PM Modi’s nexus with businessmen and the ground-breaking ceremony was conducted in haste.
He also claimed that the country has incurred a Rs 41,000 crore loss with the Narendra Modi government inking a new deal with French aviation company Dassault for buying 108 Rafale aircraft.