All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre on Rafale deal here on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Shergill alleged, “The BJP-led Central Government has been involved in huge corruption in the Rafale deal and it has not answered the queries of the Congress party and the people of Sikkim regarding the deal.”
Shergill informed the media persons that the AICC has been holding 100 press conferences in 10 days across the country to expose the Rafale scam.
He alleged, “The BJP Government failed to maintain transparency in this deal.”
The AICC spokesperson also alleged that the BJP Government has provided benefit to its corporate friend by paying much higher price from the taxpayers’ money in this deal. He also questioned on how the Government had given the deal to a corporate friend instead of the much experienced Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
He mentioned that the Congress party has been tagged as ‘anti-national’ by the BJP for asking questions on this deal.
The Congress leader further alleged, “The BJP Government has been misleading the nation on this deal.”
He further alleged that the central Government has “compromised with the national security” through this deal.
He asserted that instead of providing benefit to its corporate friend, the money should be spent in the defence of the country.
Shergill stated, “Corruption and price rise are the torchbearers for the downfall of the BJP in 2019.”
He alleged that BJP was not a ‘corruption-free’ party but it is an ‘investigation-free’ party. He demanded that BJP should conduct investigations into the matter.
The press conference was also addressed by East India in-charge of All India Professional Congress & National media panellist, Szarita Laitphlang and Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee president Bharat Basnet.