Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of appearing as a middleman of Anil Ambani within the Rafale jet deal, as he cited an e-mail to say the businessman was conscious of the MoU earlier than India and France signed it.
Ambani’s information of a defence deal below preparation, which even the then defence minister had mentioned he was not conscious of, is in violation of the Official Secrets Act, Gandhi alleged at a press convention, and mentioned this “puts Modi in jail”.
Only Modi might have advised Ambani concerning the deal upfront, he alleged.
“This is treason. He (Modi) is doing what spies do,” Gandhi mentioned.
Ambani had met the French defence minister days earlier than the signing of the deal throughout Modi’s go to to France in 2015, Gandhi mentioned, quoting from an e-mail written by an Airbus executive to a French official.