War on Rafale deal escalates, now Akhilesh demands JPC probe

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 23:- Joining the government-opposition war over the Rafale fighter jet deal, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday demanded a probe by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the controversial defence deal between India and France.

Speaking to news agency ANI, the SP said that without a JPC the truth will not come out as the issue has now become global.

”We demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe on Rafale deal. Without a JPC, the truth will not come out, the issue has now become global,” Akhilesh said.

Adding a fresh twist to the ongoing political war over Rafale deal, former France president Francois Hollande claimed that it was the Indian government which proposed the name of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as its partner in the aircraft deal.

Grabbing the opportunity to the attack the Centre, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi called PM Narendra Modi a “thief” and “corrupt”, which evoked a sharp reaction from the ruling BJP. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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