“National security is just a slogan for them”: Cong denounces the Centre’s agreement on the Rafale | Latest India News
Acknowledging the fact that France has opened an investigation into the Rafale deal in the past 24 hours regarding corruption, influence peddling, money laundering and favoritism, National Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera , explained why the Indian government was always silent.
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POSTED 04 JUL 2021 12:39 IST
The Congress party, which has been most critical of the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the agreement with the French manufacturer Dassault Aviation for the purchase of Rafale planes for the Indian Air Force ( IAF) said on Sunday that national security is only a slogan for the Center.
Addressing a press conference, National Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said: “After independence, all central governments saw national security as a serious problem and refrained from politicizing it. The Modi government has also said that national security is paramount and there should be no compromise. Yet when it comes to lining the pockets of their industrial friends, their priority for the past seven years has been crony capitalism. When it comes to lining their (industrial) pockets, national security becomes a form of slogan for them (Center).
Acknowledging the fact that France has opened an investigation into the Rafale deal in the past 24 hours regarding corruption, influence peddling, money laundering and favoritism, Khera explained why the Indian government has remained silent .
“There has been no response from the Center so far. What was the Rafale? It was an intergovernmental agreement. France has launched an investigation. On the other hand, forget the investigation, the Indian government did not not even made a comment. And it is the government which is only known to speak. The Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense and the other members of the Cabinet are silent, “added the President of Congress, adding that the he echo of this silence is heard throughout the world.