Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh sent a legal notice to Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the alleged irregularities in Dassault Rafale deal.
Calling the deal a “mega scam”, Singh said that he would move court if the Defence Minister did not respond to the notice in three days.
According to reports, the AAP demanded to know why the Indian government cancelled an earlier deal of 126 fighter jets and agreed to buy only 36. Through the notice, the MP has asked the Defence Minister to come clean on the reason behind the alleged inflated price of the fighter jet.
Demanding that Reliance Defence be barred from the deal, the notice reportedly asks why an Indian private company with no experience in defence sector was picked as an offset partner.
“My client is constrained to issue this legal notice in the (Rafale Deal) matter due to your covert actions and deeds with regard to the pricing and induction of strategic partner of a company with zero credentials much to the detriment to the security of the nation,” the 11-page notice, sent to Sitharaman read.
“There has been a history of contradictory stands and statements taken and issued by the Ministry of Defence,” the notice, copies of which have also been sent to the Central Vigilance Commission and the Prime Minister, reads.
Speaking to the media today, Singh also alleged the Rafale deal is a ‘mega scam’ of Rs 36,000 crore.
(With inputs from agencies.)