Vastavam web: Outgoing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday for trying to “defame the nation” over the Rafale deal and demanded apology from him. “The Congress made mountain out of a molehill and tried to defame the nation. Those who have tried to malign the country’s image should apologise to the people,” Chouhan told reporters at the BJP office here.
“I wanted to ask the Congress president what was his source of information. He is morally bound to reveal it, and at whose behest he is levelling these allegations,” Chouhan said. Today’s decision of the Supreme Court has made it clear that truth always wins, Chouhan said.
Everybody knows that during Congress rule middlemen played a major role in defence deals, while the Modi government ended this, he said. The Supreme Court earlier Friday dismissed the pleas challenging the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale jets, saying there was no occasion to “really doubt the decision making process” warranting setting aside of the contract.