Congress moves CVC seeking probe into ‘Rafale scam’

New Delhi: Continuing its battle against the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal, a Congress delegation on Monday met the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking a probe into the alleged corruption in the inter-governmental defence deal to procure 36 fighter jets.

An 11-member delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, met CVC K.V. Chowdary and submitted a memorandum claiming that the Rafale deal has emerged as India’s “biggest defence scam”.

“Tracks of corruption are getting unravelled by the day with repeated disclosures getting no answers from the Defence Ministry of the day.

“The stench of corruption and cronyism in the Rafale deal is nauseating, requiring urgent intervention by your good self,” the party said in the memorandum.

The Congress move comes days after the party approached the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Rajiv Mehrishi for a special and forensic audit of the Rafale deal.