File photo: Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing a press conference in Delhi. Photograph:( ANI )
"Dassault gave Rs 284 crore to a loss-making company with a valuation of Rs 8.3 lakh. This is the first installment of kickbacks that has been given to Anil Ambani," he said
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that there is enough material in the public domain to nail Prime Minister Narendra Modi for corruption in Rafale deal.
Accusing Modi of being scared of an enquiry, the Opposition leader said a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) must be set up to investigate the matter.
Rafale is an open and shut case, he said
Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has said the reason Ambani's firm was given the offset contract and not state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was that it had land for the project, he said, alleging the land was purchased by Ambani's company with the money that Dassault gave.
"Dassault gave Rs 284 crore to a loss-making company with a valuation of Rs 8.3 lakh. This is the first installment of kickbacks that has been given to Anil Ambani," he said.
"Rafale is an open and shut case and there is only one man who has done corruption," he said.
CBI chief Alok Verma was removed as he wanted to investigate the deal, he alleged.
There was no immediate reaction from the government and Ambani on the fresh charges made by Gandhi. However, they have previously rejected all allegations made over the Rafale deal. Gandhi gave no evidence or document to substantiate his allegations.