French President Said No Problem Revealing Rafale Price: Congress Sources

NEW DELHI:  France does not have any objection to New Delhi disclosing the pricing details of the Rafale fighter jets bought by the government in 2016, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron is learnt to have told Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at their meeting.

Congress sources told NDTV that the French President had broached the topic when the two leaders met him on Sunday, reportedly in light of the party’s aggressive campaign against the NDA government over the Rs 58,000 crore deal to buy 36 fighter jets made by the French company Dassault.

Mr Gandhi has called the deal a scam, and challenged the government to come clean on how much was paid for the aircrafts. The Congress claims that the price of the fighter jets was higher than what was finalised by the United Progressive Alliance government which had negotiated a deal for 126 aircrafts.

Mr Gandhi is reported to have underlined that the Congress was…

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