Centre waived anti-corruption clauses days before Rafale deal, says report
Updated : February 11, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The Narendra Modi-led government waived off critical provisions for anti-corruption penalties as well as overruled financial advisers’ recommendations for an escrow account
On February 8, The Hindu published an article on how the defence ministry had raised strong objections against the “parallel discussions” between the Prime Minister’s Office and its French counterpart on the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal.
The report created quite a ruckus in the Lok Sabha with the defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman refuting the story. However, the story has found its place in the material submitted by the government to the Supreme Court.