New Delhi: A judge has been appointed in France to investigate the deal for Rafale fighter plane. According to the Public Prosecution Service (PNF) of France, the magistrate has started investigation. Along with corruption in the deal, allegations of favoritism will also be investigated.Surjewala said that prima facie allegations of corruption have come to the fore in France, so why does the government not get the JPC investigated. If there is nothing black in the pulse, then what is the fear of the government due to investigation. If there is some black in the lentils that is a different matter. Surjewala said that this is a matter related to the security of the nation, so there should be a JPC investigation. He said that it is the constitutional responsibility of the government to provide transparency, accountability, corruption free governance.
The deal was done for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets
The deal for Rafale aircraft was signed between France and India. India will get 36 fighter jets in the 7.8 billion euro deal. This deal was done between Dassault Aviation and the Government of India. The Congress has been facing allegations of corruption regarding the deal. A French NGA Sherpa complained about the deal in 2018 for an investigation, and at that time the PNF rejected the demand for an inquiry.