Guwahati: Giving a big relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court on Friday announced that there will be no more investigation on the deal and instead, praised the government for such an initiative towards empowering the country’s defence sector. The SC, thus, rejects all kinds of petitions that sought a probe into the defence deal.
The court stated, "We can't sit in judgement over the wisdom of purchase of aircraft."
It also added, "We don't find any substantial element to show that there is any substantial favouritism" and also said that there is "no reason for intervention by the government."
Not only this, but the bench of justices also added that it is "not the job of this court to go into the differential pricing details, which must be kept confidential".
Notably, the opposition party had been stressing more on the issue of buying more planes by the Modi government and was urging the topmost court for a probe into the matter. The issue had reached such a level that the Congress party that they had started accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of corruption and crony capitalism.
The Supreme Court bench of justices comprised of three judges headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
As soon as the updates on the Supreme Court are out, BJP leaders present in the parliament started sloganeering demanding an apology from the Congress, especially from Rahul Gandhi. As Rahul Gandhi had levied prime allegations against Narendra Modi, the BJP now seeks an apology from the Congress president as the Supreme Court too has given a clean chit on the Rafale fighter jet deal.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "Every deal is not Bofors deal. It is the culture and tradition of Congress and its top leadership to mint money from such deals on the cost of country's national security."
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