Govt Waived Anti-Corruption Clauses Days Before Rafale Deal Was Signed: Report

Govt Waived Anti-Corruption Clauses Days Before Rafale Deal Was Signed: Report

New Delhi: The central government waived off critical provisions for anti-corruption penalties as well as overruled financial advisers’ recommendations for making payments through an escrow account just days before it signed the inter-governmental agreement with France to acquire 36 Rafale jets, The Hindu reported on Monday. The particular move will have significant implications on the Narendra Modi government which is due to fight in the Lok Sabha election later in the year as it has made eliminating corruption as one of its main planks for governance. The revelation also comes…

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