The Rafale controversy: Today Dassault Rafale Audio Leak says by row: “Clip Doctored, Congress trying to create a conflict between me and CM,” says Vishwajit Rane On Wednesday, 02 Jan, 1.09 pm Releasing audio clip-allegedly a call recording of Goa Minister Vishwajit Rane- Congress’s president Rahul Gandhi questioned whether Manohar Parrikar has ‘All the files related to Rafale Deal in his bedroom’.
Panaji:- Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane hit back at Congress and saying the audio clip released by the party was doctored. His denial comes moments after Congress released an audio clip of a call recording supposedly between a ‘Mr. X’ and Goa BJP MLA Vishwajit Rane. The Congress alleged that all the files related to the Rafale jet Deal are in the bedroom of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar.
Addressing a press conference, the Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala released an audio clip of Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane claiming Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has ‘All the files related to Rafale Deal in his bedroom’.
The Congress Party has also released a transcript of the audio clip conversation of the Goa Minister.
However, Rane has refuted the claim saying that Congress is trying to create a rift b/w his and Dr. Manohar Parrikar. ‘Congress has stooped to such a low level to doctor a tape to create miscommunication between cabinet & Chief Minister Mr. Parrikar has never made any reference to Rafale or any documents Rane claimed in a Press Conference.
He further added that he has reached out to the Goa CM to clarify the misunderstanding and has asked for a criminal investigation into it.
A fresh controversy seems to be building up over the 2016 Rafale deal with a French media report alleging that the country’s anti-corruption agency, the Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA), found suspicious payments made to a company owned by a middleman who was arrested by India’s Enforcement Directorate in 2019 in connection with the VVIP chopper scam.