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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‘Understand the immense pressure’: Rahul Gandhi responds to Manohar Parrikar’s letter

‘Understand the immense pressure’: Rahul Gandhi responds to Manohar Parrikar’s letter

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has responded to Manohar Parrikar’s letter that accused him of using his visit on the chief minister for “petty political gains”. Gandhi said he was disturbed to hear about Parrikar’s letter which was “leaked to the press before I have had a chance to read it”. “I have not shared any details of my conversation with you when we met in Goa yesterday. In my two speeches since we met, I have referred to what is already in the public domain,” Rahul Gandhi said in a…

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Rafale deal: Centre submits decision-making details in sealed cover to SC

Centre submits decision-making details in sealed cover to SC

NEW DELHI: The Central Government on Saturday submitted the details of the decision-making process pertaining to the Rafale deal to the Court Secretary-General in a sealed cover. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had sought the said information from the Centre without divulging the technical details and the prices of the Rafale fighter jets. The apex court will hear the matter next on October 29.   On Wednesday, a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the top court in connection with the Rafale deal by advocate…

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