Rahul says Rafale price a national secret

Rahul says Rafale price a national secret

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New Delhi, Nov 10 : Attacking the NDA Government at the Centre for failing to reveal the price of Rafale fighter jets agreed under the deal signed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to France in 2015, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said price of the Rafale was a 'National Secret' that the Government was not willing to reveal even to the Supreme Court.

In a post on social media, Rahul, continuing his attack on the NDA Government at the Centre on the Rafale deal, said,’’the PM knows. Anil Ambani knows. Hollande & Macron know. Every journalist now knows. Defence Ministry babus know. All of Dassault knows. All Dassault’s competitors know. But the price of the #RAFALE is a National Secret, that cannot be revealed even to the Supreme Court.’’

Rahul also posted on his twitter handle a media report that claimed the price per Rafale aircraft agreed in the deal in 2015 with French company Dassault for 36 fighters is 40 per cent higher than what Dassault had offered in 2012, in a global tender for 126 aircraft. (UNI)