Chidambaram Hits At Modi From Kolkata’s Press Meet


Kolkata: Addressing the press from Bidhan Bhawan in Kolkata, former finance
minister P. Chidambaram lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale

Highlights of Chidambaram’s address:

  • Why is every ministry kept in dark over the Rafale issue?
  • Defence Minister expresses disappointment whenever asked about the Rafale deal
  • Defence Minister claims that such a deal never happened
  • The France Defence Minister came to India on 27 October 2017.
  • During his visit, the cleverness of Modi government came to the fore.
  • Modi government signed the Rafale deal without informing anyone.
  • The deal was signed at a price three times higher than the one signed during the
    UPA government.
  • The Modi government failed to give details of the deal.
  • Purchasing of 126 planes were discussed in 2012’s deal.
  • Purchasing of 108 planes were discussed in 2015’s deal.
  • The economical imbalance is clear.