15 Oct 2018: Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal
Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.
He said a French publication had quoted former French President Francois Hollande saying that the Indian Government had proposed Reliance Defence as a partner for the Dassault Aviation for the deal.
Sinha appealed to all opposition leaders to unite to defeat BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Details: Why was HAL set aside for Rafale deal, asks Shatrughan
Speaking at a farmers' panchayat in Tawli village, Muzaffarnagar Sunday evening, Sinha said questions were being asked why an experienced company like the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was set aside and a new company got the contract for the Rafale deal.
Fact: The controversial Rafale deal between India and France
The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party have been involved in a war of words over the Rs. 58,000 crore deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France, with claims and counter-claims flowing thick and fast.