Rafale Deal: Sonia Gandhi leads protest at Parliament, demands JPC probe

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi led a protest of Opposition MPs outside Parliament on Friday, Aug 10 against the BJP govt, demanding answers over the alleged scam in Rafale fighter jet deal with France

Photo courtesy: AICC
Photo courtesy: AICC

NH Web Desk

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

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