Cong gives adjournment notice for discussion on Rafale deal in RS
Party's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma gave the notice today, alleging irregularities and corruption in the multi-crore fighter jets deal.
Raising the pitch for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the Rafale fighter jets deal, the Congress today gave an adjournment notice in the Rajya Sabha for a discussion on the issue and for fixing responsibility for the alleged scam.
It said the "arbitrary" decision of buying the jets, resulted in a loss of technology transfer in the manufacture of 108 fighter jets by public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and entailed a "massive loss" to the national exchequer.
While UPA chairperson and former party chief Sonia Gandhi led the protest by party MPs outside Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex and raised the demand for a JPC probe, members raised their demand by protesting inside the House.
Today was the last day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
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