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Sonia Gandhi leads opposition protest on Rafale deal outside Parliament

Rafale deal
Rafale deal

New Delhi, Aug 10: On the last day of Parliament’s monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday led her party MPs in their protest against the Narendra Modi government on the controversial Rafale deal, and demanded a JPC probe into it. Holding placards, the Congress leaders assembled near the Gandhi statue in Parliament lawns where they shouted slogans denouncing the government and demanded a JPC probe into the fighter jets’ deal.

Earlier, the Congress members in the Lok Sabha raised slogans during the Zero Hour demanding a JPC probe into the Rafale deal and entered the well of the House. Later, they staged a walkout. The Congress MPs also protested in the Rajya Sabha, disrupting the House proceedings briefly. “This is the biggest scam of the world. We demand formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the Rafale deal,” Azad said in the Rajya Sabha.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel, however, dimissed the allegations, saying the opposition MPs need to have substantial proof if they accuse the Prime Minister of graft. (IANS)