‘Dictated interviews’ cannot suppress the Rafale scam: Congress hits back at Dassault CEO

File photo of Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 13, 2018, 01.22 PM (IST)

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday hit out at Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier, terming his interview with news agency ANI as "dictated" and said, "Manufactured lies can not suppress the Rafale scam."

Eric Trappier in an interview with news agency ANI on Tuesday dismissed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s allegations that he had lied about the details of the Dassault- Reliance Joint Venture (JV) for offset contracts in the Rafale fighter jet deal. 

As a reaction to the interview Surjewala took to twitter and posted "The first rule of Law - Mutual Beneficiaries and co-accused's statements hold no value. Second Rule: Beneficiaries and Accused can't be Judge in their own case. Truth has a way of coming out."

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He also called the interview "a fixed match between BJP Govt & Dassault and PR Stunts of PM Modi & Eric Trappier can’t hide the blatant corruption."

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During the interview, Trappier told ANI, "I don't lie. The truth I declared before and the statements I made are true. I don't have a reputation of lying".

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As a reaction to interview Surjewala took to twitter and posted "The first rule of Law - Mutual Beneficiaries and co-accused's statements hold no value. Second Rule: Beneficiaries and Accused can't be Judge in their own case. Truth has a way of coming out."