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Rahul reiterates demand for JPC to probe Rafale


New Delhi, Reiterating the demand for setting up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the deal for Rafale fighter jets, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hoped that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was convincing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter. Mr Gandhi, responding on Wednesday to Mr Jaitley's attack on him for raking up the Rafale deal, had said he was waiting for the finance Minister to convince the PM in 24 hours to set up a JPC to probe the deal. In a fresh tweet on Thursday, Mr Gandhi said, 'Dear Mr Jaitley, Less than 6 hrs left for your deadline on the #Rafale JPC to run out. Young India is waiting. I hope you're busy convincing Modi Ji and Anil Ambani Ji about why they should listen to you & approve this! @ArunJaitley,.' Congress and Mr Gandhi have charged the NDA government with signing the deal for Rafale fighter jets at three times the price at which the previous UPA government had signed the deal. It has also charged it with scrapping the offset contract given to the Hindustan Aeraunauticals Limited and giving it to Anil Ambani's company despite the latter not having an experience in defence production.

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