“Truth triumphs. Truth can be bothered, but not defeated,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
The Supreme Court has dismissed pleas seeking review of its clean chit to Centre in Rafale deal. “We don’t feel necessary to order FIR or roving inquiry into Rafale deal case,” it said.
The Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit.
It rejected pleas which had sought re-examination of the December 14, 2018 verdict which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
On May 10, the apex court had reserved the decision on the pleas, including one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking a re-examination of its findings that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
Huge victory, says BJP
The BJP on Thursday reacted with jubilation to the Supreme Court’s decision to reject review petitions for probing the Rafale deal, saying truth has triumphed and that it is a huge victory for the Modi government. “Truth triumphs. Truth can be bothered, but not defeated,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
Party leaders also took a dig at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi after the apex court asked him to be careful in future while closing a plea for contempt case against him for wrongly attributing certain comments on the Rafale deal to it.