The Congress party has alleged former defence minister Manohar Parrikar in the Rafale deal case. The party claims of having an audio tape containing conversation of present Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Manohar Parrikar was the defence minister during the inkling of 36 Rafale fighters jet deal.
As asserted by the Congress party, the tape contains Manohar Parrikar speaking at a Goa cabinet meeting, “All the Rafale papers are in my flat, in my bedroom.” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleges Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane in the audio tape conversation too.
Rane has disclaimed all such allegations and said, “Mr.Parrikar never made any reference to Rafale.”
While the tape’s authenticity is yet to be ascertained, the Congress party has targeted PM Narendra Modi for not permitting a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Rafale issue.
On the other hand, former ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie with advocate Prashant Bhushan have requested the Supreme Court to review its decision of no further investigation in Rafale deal ordered on December 14.