The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Francois Hollande, who was the President of France when the deal for thirty six Rafale fighter aircrafts was signed, has stated that Anil Ambani’s company Reliance Defence was chosen as the offset partner by Dassault Aviation because the Indian Government had proposed his name.
The statement of the former President has exposed the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that the Indian government had no role in it, as a blatant lie.
The Rafale deal is proving to be a first rate scam which the Modi government is desperately trying to cover up.
A Joint Parliamentary Committee must be formed without delay, so that the role of the Prime Minster and government is enquired into to find out the truth of the matter.
(Hari Singh Kang)
For CPI(M) Central Committee office