Men may state inaccurate facts, circumstances never lie: Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal

Updated:3 weeks, 3 days ago IST

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the Congress may believe any of the two “contradictory” statements made by the former French President Francois Hollande on Rafale deal, but “circumstances won’t lie”. Arun Jaitley speaking to ANI said, “Congress can believe anything, but you must remember a basic principle of conduct, which for centuries has ruled throughout the world. Which is ‘Men may state inaccurate facts, circumstances never lie’.” “In 2012, the UPA government has selected the same Rafale from Dassault. At that stage there are two Reliances in the country today, one of the Reliance entered into a MoU in 2012 with Dassault. Was it a scandal?” asked Jaitley. “I pity Rahul Gandhi’s understanding. How is it a scandal if a dozen Indian companies say that for a 56,000 crore contract, if offsets are going to be 28,000 crore, I want to be among the 20 who are going to make offset supplies? Everyone will get 2000-4000 crore. How is it impropriety?” added Jaitley.

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