Rajiv Gandhi died leaving the blot of Bofors scam: BJP MP Rattan Lal Kataria
Rahul Gandhi has alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PMO did parallel negotiation with France in the Rafale deal and favoured the deal for businessman Anil Ambani. However, Ambani has repeatedly refuted the allegation.
On the one hand, the Congress president has alleged that Modi had signed an agreement for 36 Rafale jets on April 10, 2015, without any such requirement given by the Air Force Headquarters and without the approval of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which are the mandated as first steps for any defence procurement.
On the other hand, the Rs 64-crore Bofors scam, relating to alleged payment of kickbacks in the procurement of Howitzer Artillery Guns, dates back to 1980s and 1990s when the Congress was in power under Rajiv Gandhi's leadership.