In the Lok Sabha, the Congress once again raised the issue of the Raphael deal and allegedly accused it of being a scam. However, the party has said that he is ready to discuss this issue on January 2. The government has said that he was already asking to discuss the Rafael issue, but the Congress party repeatedly ran away from the discussion by saying ‘lies’. The Congress members have been raising the issue in both the Houses since the start of the winter session of parliament on December 11 and have been demanding that the matter be examined by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
In the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that if the challenge has been challenged, then we accept this challenge and we will discuss it on January 2. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that there is no challenge. The ruling party was ready to discuss before, but something happened on your side that the discussion could not be done.
He said that the Home Minister and the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs have spoken about the discussion and now you are ready then there will be discussion, but I have to decide when it will be discussed. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that the matter was first raised, then the Home Minister, the Finance Minister said that the government is ready to discuss. We have no objection to discussing, instead of avoiding discussions, Congress should take part in it.
Mallikarjun Kharge raised this issue during the discussion on the second batch of zero hour and supplementary demand on Monday and demanded the investigation of the Rafael Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).
On this, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there is no truth from continuing and repeatedly saying ‘lies’. He said that the fact that Congress can not speak so much lies about this fact can never be true. Rajnath Singh said that on this subject we are ready to discuss in the House, why is the Congress Party running away from the debate?
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The Rafael issue should be discussed immediately. The Congress party is lying on lies. In this case, the discussion should be started on this issue now. Start Kharji ji and I am ready to answer. “BJP members also demanded discussion on the Rafael issue. At the same time, the Congress members were sloganeering to the posture about their demand for placards in their hands.
Participating in the discussion on the supplementary demand of the grants, BJP’s Nishikant Dubey said that the JPC was also formed in the Bofors case and 2G case and the clean chit was given while the disturbances were caught later. He alleged that now the name of ‘Mrs. Jee’ has come in AgustaWestland, who went to the money.
Dubey said that the Parliament session has started since December 11, Congress is interrupting the proceedings of the Parliament in the Raphael case. The government is ready to discuss, Congress does not come prepared and is working only to obstruct. The people of the country should know this.
Earlier in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Raphael aircraft deal with France was done. This aircraft was bought at a higher price. This aircraft was bought three times more than the UPA government.
They asked why the government is not telling the price of the aircraft. Why the contract was not given to public sector company in this regard? He alleged that the alleged scam of 30 thousand crore rupees has happened. The case should be examined by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
The BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri, while refuting the Congress members’ protest on the Rafael issue, said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge are in the house and they accuse each and every time they tell different prices.
They questioned why the people of Congress are running away from discussing this matter. Congress members also demanded an inquiry by the JPC of the Raphael Aircraft deal during Question Hour and sloganeering in the House. Due to this the proceedings were interrupted and adjourned for 10 o’clock till 12 noon before the end of the questioning session.