Parliament slaps privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi. Accuses him of uttering falsehood before the house.

Rahul Gandhi comes under Rule 223 of Parliament as the house accuses for willfully misleading the Rafale pricing with falsified information.

Highlights:

  • Parliament slaps privilege motion against Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Says he has willfully misled the Parliament on the Rafale pricing.
  • The motion is moved for misusing the privilege under Rule 223 for his speech in the Lok Sabha in July this year during the no-confidence debate.
  • “We categorically assert that the price comparison given by Rahul Gandhi is a figment of imagination, incorrect and utter falsehood. It was an attempt to mislead the House. By uttering falsehood before the House, Rahul Gandhi is guilty of Breach of Privilege of Parliament,”
  • This come just weeks after the supreme court gives clean chit for the Modi Government over the Rafale Deal.
  • Rule 223 of Parliament is exercised when a member of Parliament willfully attempts to mislead the house by uttering falsehood.

[India], Dec 17 (ANI): The Parliament on Monday moved a privilege motion against Congress party president Rahul Gandhi over the Rafale deal issue. The privilege motion was moved by BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Anurag Thakur, accusing Gandhi for misusing the privilege under Rule 223 for his speech in the Lok Sabha in July this year during the no-confidence debate.

Also Read : Big Blow To Rahul Gandhi: “Supreme Court Has Given A Very Fine Judgment”, Confirms IAF Chief BS Dhanoa On The Rafale Verdict

“We categorically assert that the price comparison given by Rahul Gandhi is a figment of imagination, incorrect and utter falsehood. It was an attempt to mislead the House. By uttering falsehood before the House, Rahul Gandhi is guilty of Breach of Privilege of Parliament,” he said.

Rahul Gandhi had previously claimed the Rafale deal was signed for Rs 512 Crore under UPA rule while Modi Gov had increased the price to Rs 1500 Crores per plane. Later he also claimed the government had commercial favoritism towards Reliance ADAG which has 1.5% total offset stakes in the Rafale Deal.

Both the claims very dismissed by Supreme court on 14th December when it gave a clean chit for the Modi Government

Also Read : SC gives a tight slap for Rahul Gandhi, Says no irregularities in Rafale Deal


Copy of the appeal by BJP member of Parliament Anurag Takhur (Part 1)
Copy of the appeal by BJP member of Parliament Anurag Takhur (Part 2)
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Sathwik is an Contributing Editor of South Asian Express, International Relations Division. He covers stories regarding diplomatic relations of SAARC nations with other countries. He keenly follows the political developments in China and it's impact on SAARC and ASEAN economies. He is an avid speaker and has given talks on BRI and CPEC.

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