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

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi along with other Opposition MPs during a protest against the Rafale fighter jet deal, outside Parliament on Friday, August 10

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

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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