The Congress today launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale fighter jet deal, alleging that the prime minister misused his office to "benefit" Dassault Aviation, and that a case under the prevention of corruption law be made out against him.
Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told reporters that the Indian Negotiating Team or INT to finalise the purchase of the fighter aircraft was sidelined and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval finalised the negotiation at the behest of the prime minister's office.
The government has rubbished the Congress's charge of corruption in the deal with the ruling BJP slamming the party for spreading blatant lies.
Mr Surjewala claimed the government bought the fighter aircraft at a much higher price than what was negotiated by the UPA government, and that too without a bank guarantee.
The government's claim of buying the 36 Rafale aircraft at Rs 59,000 crore is wrong and the Indian negotiating team has put the figure at Rs 64,000 crore, Mr Surjewala claimed today, accusing the government of misleading Parliament.