12 February 2019
New Delhi: Assessing an email by an Airbus employee ahead of the tabling of Rafale deal’s CAG report in the Parliament, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi acted as Anil Ambani's "middleman" and committed treason.
Citing the email, he said that the industrialist visited the French Defence Minister a fortnight before PM Modi announced the 36-jet deal. The Congress president also alleged that Anil Ambani was aware of the deal when "the Defence Minister and Foreign Secretary even didn't know and this is a breach of the Official Secrets Act".
Holding up a copy of an email with details of the meeting between Anil Ambani and French Defence Minister, the Cong President said, “The PM is the only other person who knows about this. In fact Anil Ambani opened his company after this meeting. The PM is acting as Anil Ambani's middleman.
In a press conference, Rahul Gandhi said, "PM has compromised national security, he has done what spies do. He needs to explain to the people of India."
Dismissing the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General's) report on the Rafale deal, he said, "CAG is chowkidaar (gatekeeper) Auditor General report, written by Chowkidaar, audited by Chowkidaar." The CAG report is all set to be tabled in the Parliament today afternoon.