Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman rubbishes media report on Rafale deal
Updated : February 08, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Sitharaman's suo motu statement came in Lok Sabha in the wake of protests by Congress and other opposition over the report which claimed that the defence ministry had protested to the PMO the mechanism being adopted for the Rafale deal.
The defence minister charged the opposition with playing into the hands of multinational companies and vested interests and not working in the interests of the Indian Air Force.
Sitharaman also alleged that the then chairperson of the National Advisory Council Sonia Gandhi used to run the PMO regularly during the UPA regime.