On the last day of the Monsoon Session 2018, Opposition MPs launched a protest against the BJP-led NDA government on Friday, demanding answers from it over the alleged scam in Rafale fighter jet deal with France.
UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi led a protest over the issue in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statute in the Parliament complex.
Opposition MPs including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Ambika Soni of Congress, CPI's D Raja and Aam Aadmi Party’s Sushil Gupta among others protested outside Parliament, holding placards and raising slogans demanding a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the issue.
Congress members on Thursday had created uproarious scenes in the Lok Sabha demanding a probe into the Rafale deal by a JPC, forcing an adjournment of the proceedings. They were heard demanding a JPC probe into the deal and a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As the government prepares to table the much-debated Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, Sonia Gandhi, when asked about the issue, told reporters, "Our party's position is absolutely clear on this, I will not say anything further on this."
With PTI inputs