After reviewing the petitions filed against its 2018 order, the Supreme Court‘s Rafale verdict is expected to come in today. The court will also hear a defamation case on Rahul Gandhi.
The Supreme court of India will review and give a final verdict on the petitions filed on the Rafale case. In 2018, a government to government deal was made with France bringing one of the fighter jets in India. India also ordered for 36 other fighter jets. However, before rest of the jets are brought to India SC will make a final decision on the petitions filed against its 2018 order. In the previous order, all the petitions seeking an investigation into the alleged irregularities in the Rs. 58,000 crore deal was dismissed by the court. This order gave the Narendra Modi government a clean chit in its deal with French firm Dassault Aviation. However, post the petitions being raised, Supreme Court’s Rafale verdict is expected to come in on Thursday, 14th November after reconsideration.
The petitions were filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking a re-examination of its findings in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. This petition will be reviewed by a three-judge panel headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi along with Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph. Along with the Rafale verdict, the court will also give its verdict on the misconduct of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had made the “chowkidaar chor hai” remark against PM Narendra Modi and wrongly attributed it to the Supreme Court.
Here is how Twitter reacted in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Rafale verdict:
Not like "Mr Clean" campaign of Bofors scam star Rajiv Gandhi but the apex court was delivering #RafaleVerdict on petitions seeking a review of its judgement giving a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation
— Abhijit Chatterjee (@abhijitc4) November 14, 2019
Rahul Gandhi deserves an Oscar for lying without blinking an eyelid. https://t.co/YbMenoq4YD
— Prashanth ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ್ ?? (@pvaidyaraj) November 14, 2019
— Anand Prakash Dwivedi (@anandpdwivedi) November 14, 2019
— C/o.Controversy (@Controversyy3) November 14, 2019
Hasn't @INCIndia compromised national security through their false claims and harmed the nation just for petty political gains ? We would've been better equipped to counter Pulwama as well!
— Shashank Cukkemane ?? (@cnshashank) November 14, 2019
— TRISHNA DAS KUMAR (@TDasKumar) November 14, 2019
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