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Experts decode Supreme Court dismissing the review petitions challenging Rafale verdict

Updated : November 14, 2019 09:54 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petitions that had challenged its verdict in the Rafale case. Last December, the apex court had ruled out a probe into the government deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from French aircraft manufacturer Dassault.

The court on Thursday observed that the review petitions filed by former union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie lacked merit. To discuss this CNBC-TV18 spoke to Syed Zafar Islam, spokesperson of BJP and Majeed Memon, Rajya Sabha MP from NCP.

Islam said, "If the Congress party has not acknowledged the verdict then what one can say about it. All along what they have propagated was an absolutely fabricated story. They just wanted to tarnish the image of Prime Minister Modi and in return what happened? We took them head-on because sincerity, honesty, commitment to the nation, national security is something that Prime Minister Modi is known for."

Memon said, "In the parliament, we are meeting just a couple of days hereafter. The parliament can come forward and say that let there be a JPC to find out the factual truth with regards to the whole operation."
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