Congress protests against Rafale deal

By PTI Published on Aug 02, 2018 01:06 PM IST

Uttam Kumar Reddy

Hyderabad: Congress today organised a protest rally here on the Rafale deal issue, saying that the price of the deal need not be kept a secret.

Addressing the gathering, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said as a former Indian Air Force pilot, he knew that there was no basis for the Centre to keep the price of Rafale aircraft a secret.

The previous Congress-led UPA Government had always revealed the cost of purchase of fighter jets, although operational details were kept a secret, he said.

Congress had on 27 July alleged that the Rafale deal was the biggest example of crony capitalism by the Modi government and that "national interest" was compromised by helping a private entity to the tune of crores of rupees in violation of rules.