Modi Govt Blamed for Misleading Supreme Court. Rafale Corruption Case Reopened

Congress leaders protesting against PM Narendra Modi and the Rafale deal on February 13, 2019. Photo: Congress
Congress leaders protesting against PM Narendra Modi and the Rafale deal on February 13, 2019. Photo: Congress

Besides Prashant Bhushan, former BJP (Modi’s party) ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, also have moved the Supreme Court.

By Rakesh Raman

The Supreme Court (SC) of India has agreed to hear a review petition on its December 14 verdict, in which court had refused to interfere in the Rafale case, which is believed to be the biggest financial scandal in the world.

Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan – who is exposing the corruption in Rafale deal – had submitted a petition seeking a review of the SC verdict. He also had sought hearing on a plea seeking perjury prosecution of some officials for misleading the court in the Rafale case. After about 2 months of filing the review petition, the court agreed Thursday (February 21) to reopen the case.

The petition claimed that the government headed by PM Narendra Modi had misled the court, submitted false information, and suppressed the facts to deceitfully take the decision in its favour.

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Prashant Bhushan argues that instead of accepting its wrongdoing in misleading the court by giving an unsigned note in an envelop, the government blamed the court for misinterpreting the tenses in English grammar.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said four applications or petitions have been filed in the Rafale matter and one of them is still lying with the registry on account of defect.

Besides Prashant Bhushan, former BJP (Modi’s party) ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, also moved the Supreme Court Monday. They demand perjury proceedings against Modi government officials who allegedly gave “false or misleading” information in a sealed cover in the Rafale scam case, in which PM Modi is a prime accused.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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