Sonia leads Opposition protest in Parliament on Rafale deal

Sonia leads Opposition protest in Parliament on Rafale deal

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New Delhi, Aug 10: Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi on Friday led a protest in Parliament premises on the alleged irregularities in the deal for Rafale fighter jets.

Ms Gandhi, along with top leaders of the Congress like A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ambika Soni, and leaders of other Opposition parties like Mayawati, D Raja, Vandana Chavan of the NCP, Sushil Gupta of the Aam Aadmi Party and Ram Gopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party protested at the Gandhi Statue to demand the setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the Rafale deal.

The former Congress president joined the party leaders in raising slogans against the government. They carried placards with slogans which read-- ‘We demand JPC’. Talking to reporters, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Opposition parties were united on the issue.

'We have support of all Opposition parties that a JPC should probe the Rafale deal. We will raise it in Parliament today and have issued notices for the same,' Azad said. (UNI)