New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of appearing as a intermediary of Anil Ambani within the Rafale jet deal, as he cited an e-mail to say the businessman was conscious of the MoU earlier than India and France signed it.
Ambani's information of a defence deal below preparation, which even the then defence minister had stated he was not conscious of, is in violation of the Official Secrets and techniques Act, Gandhi alleged at a press convention, and stated this "places Modi in jail".
Solely Modi may have informed Ambani in regards to the deal prematurely, he alleged. "That is treason. He (Modi) is doing what spies do," Gandhi stated.
Ambani had met the French defence minister days earlier than the signing of the deal throughout Modi's go to to France in 2015, Gandhi stated, quoting from an e-mail written by an Airbus government to a French official.
The Congress president additionally rejected the Comptroller and Auditor Basic report on the Rafale deal, and dubbed it "Chowkidar Auditor Basic" report.