Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I do not lie: Dassault boss responds to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale

New Delhi: The chief of Dassault Aviation, the French manufacturer contracted to deliver 36 fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, hit out at Rahul Gandhi for calling him a liar.

"I don't lie," said Eric Trappier, the CEO of Dassault Aviation. "In my position as CEO, you don't lie."

Trappier was responding to Gandhi's accusation that he was lying about the Rafale deal to protect Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Trappier also spoke about the controversial decision to make of Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence an offset partner and about the Congress's claim that the Modi government was overpaying for the Rafale jets.

Moments after Trappier spoke out in his interview (watch full interview here) to news agency ANI, the Congress reacted, calling the Dassault CEO a "co-accused" whose statements hold no value.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala called the interview "dictated" and, "Manufactured lies can not suppress the Rafale scam."
"First rule of Law - Mutual Beneficiaries & Co-accused's statements hold no value. Second Rule: Beneficiaries & Accused can't be Judge in their own case. Truth has a way of coming out," Surjewala also tweeted.
13/11/18 India Today

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