Monday, September 24, 2018

Congress leaders meet CVC seeking probe into ‘crony capitalism’ in Rafale deal

New Delhi: Days after meeting the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), a delegation of senior Congress leaders Monday met the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) demanding the registration of a case and subsequent probe in the alleged corruption in Rafale deal.

The delegation met CVC K V Chowdary and demanded that the government provide “full information of the deal, its contours, nature of the contract, the price of the aircrafts” to the vigilance body.

In a memorandum submitted to the CVC, the Congress accused the government of causing loss to the public exchequer and endangering national security by bypassing state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in favour of some businessman “friends” for offset contract.
“The deliberate enrichment of a private entity, ‘Reliance Defence’, at the cost of HAL, by award of a Rs 30,000 Cr ‘Offset Contract’, as also Rs 1,00,000 Cr ‘Life Cycle Contract’ without any tender and without following any mandatory requirement of the ‘Defence Procurement Procedure’ itself tells a story of stark ‘Crony Capitalism’ that needs to be investigated.”
24/09/18 Indian Express

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