New Delhi, Apr 10: Welcoming the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed the Centre’s objection to consider the Defence documents, which were published in the media, as evidence in the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress on Wednesday slammed Narendra Modi government, saying “the skeletons in Rafale Scam are tumbling out one by one”.
In a series of tweets, AICC communication in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said that Mr Modi cannot hide behind the ‘official secrets act’. “Modiji, you can run and lie as much as you want, But sooner or later the truth comes out. The skeletons in Rafale Scam are tumbling out one by one. And now there is ‘no official secrets act’ to hide behind”, he tweeted. In another tweet, Mr Surjewala said that the Supreme Court has upheld a time honoured legal principle.
“A rattled Modiji had threatened to invoke Official Secrets Act against independent Journalists for exposing his corruption on Rafale” he tweeted and added, “don’t worry Modiji, an investigation is going to take place now, whether you like it or not”. The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Centre’s objection, citing Official Secret Act, to consider the review petition on the basis of published documents in media.
In a unanimous verdict, the apex court led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We deem it proper to dismiss the preliminary objections to hold and affirm that the review petitions will be adjudicated on their merits on the basis of the relevance of the three documents whose admissibility was questioned by the government”. (UNI)