New Delhi: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was seen leading the protests by the opposition in its demand for a probe over the NDA’s Rafale deal outside the parliament on the last day of the Monsoon Session.
Opposition leaders, including Raj Babbar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, CPI’s D Raja, AAP’s Sushil Gupta among others were seen holding placards that said, “We demand JPC”, “Modi Corruption Exposed”, Rafale Cover-Up Out In the Open” etc.
“This is the biggest scam of the world. We are demanding the formation of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the Rafale deal,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha today.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel dismissed their protest and asked the ppposition to bring substantial proof before they accuse the Prime Minister of corruption.
Congress leaders had turned down a breakfast invite from Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for today after the lawmakers weren’t allowed to raise their concerns around the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Mr Naidu had declined permission to leaders from the Congress and other parties to raise their demand for a parliamentary probe into the Rafale deal, and even switched off their microphones and hurriedly push through two bills despite their protests.