Former President of France Francois Hollande has come up with a thundering statement in Indian politics stating that Anil Ambani owned, Reliance was Indian Government’s choice, to be appointed as an offset partner.
“We did not have a say. The Indian government proposed this service group, and Dassault negotiated with Ambani. We did not have a choice, we accepted the interlocutor that was given to us.”
– stated Former French President Francois Hollande in an Interview to Mediapart.
Soon the Ministry of Defence tweeted and replied back to the allegations made by the Ex-President of France on Rafale offset deal.
The report referring to fmr French president Mr. Hollande’s statement that GOI insisted upon a particular firm as offset partner for the Dassault Aviation in Rafale is being verified.
It is reiterated that neither GoI nor French Govt had any say in the commercial decision.
— Defence Spokesperson (@SpokespersonMoD) September 21, 2018
The government-controlled company ‘Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’ (HAL) had signed Rs. 36,000 crore offset contract deal with the Dassault Aviation on March 13, 2014. Soon after the Modi government’s deal with the French company, the company denied ‘offset contract’ with HAL and the contract was granted to a private company Reliance Defence Limited.
The opposition has been accusing the government of choosing Reliance Defence over state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to benefit the private firm though it did not have any experience in the aerospace sector. This will surely heat up the political situation in the country.
Verified Timothy or a panic effort to head off @fhollande from telling the full story of why and how a 590 crore Rafale aircraft was bought for 1690 crores. As @ambkcsingh rightly said when it rains it kinda pours. 1100 crore X 36 = 39,600 crores ! Lots at stake ! RUSH😁😁😁😁 https://t.co/rvKlwDBoEy
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) September 21, 2018
The PM and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a One Hundred & Thirty Thousand Crore, SURGICAL STRIKE on the Indian Defence forces. Modi Ji you dishonoured the blood of our martyred soldiers. Shame on you. You betrayed India's soul. #Rafale
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 22, 2018
प्रधान मंत्री जी सच बोलिए। देश सच जानना चाहता है। पूरा सच।
रोज़ भारत सरकार के बयान झूठे साबित हो रहे हैं। लोगों को अब यक़ीन होने लगा है कि कुछ बहुत ही बड़ी गड़बड़ हुई है, वरना भारत सरकार रोज़ एक के बाद एक झूठ क्यों बोलेगी? https://t.co/gR9pWoqgnZ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 21, 2018
Modi government had claimed the Rafale deal as the cheapest deal as compared to the UPA deal. What was the motive behind proposing Reliance, as an offset partner? Why don’t the government reveal entire information about Rafale offset deal? Why is the government so favorable to Anil Ambani owned Reliance company rather than its own ‘Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’ (HAL)?
The statement of the Former French President cannot be ignored, true facts and information must be revealed to the public so that everything gets cleared, as this government has come into power owing ‘No to Corruption”.