SC Verdict on Rafale Aircraft Raises Serious Questions
The Central Committee of the CPI(M), in session at New Delhi on December 15, has issued the following statement
THE ground on which the Supreme Court has refused to enter the price question is the purported communication between the government and the CAG. The order has further pointed out that the CAG has ‘published’ a report on this question which, in turn, has been examined by the Public Accounts Committee and their ‘report’ has been tabled in the parliament. It is crystal clear that neither was the CAG report placed in parliament as required by the constitution nor could the PAC, examine it. Therefore, the question which begs an answer is as to who provided the apex court with such information.
Under these circumstances, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which is currently in session, reiterates the demand that the Rafale deal which involves a huge expenditure from the public exchequer needs to be probed by a joint parliamentary committee. This is the only way to unearth the truth behind this scam.