BJP has the devil’s luck: Omar Abdullah on SC’s Rafale verdict


Srinagar | National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday said that after the Supreme Court’s verdict Rafale deal issue won’t remain an election issue.

Responding to the verdict the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister tweeted,”Can’t see how #RafaleDeal remains an election issue after this.”

The National Conference leader further raised a question whether it was right to take the Rafale issue to the apex court. He asked,” “Have to ask whether the SC was the right place to fight this battle? Some fights are best fought in the political arena.”

Taking a swipe at the BJP government over the Rafale issue, Abdullah said,” The BJP really has the devil’s luck.” However, he clarified that he is only referring the comparison as an idiom. “This Rafael Verdict couldn’t have come at a better time after the electoral set back,” he added.

The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Narendra Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and dismissed all petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the deal. The apex court said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal.

Opposition parties led by the Congress have been attacking the Modi government over the deal, alleging that it was struck at an exorbitant price and benefited an Indian businessman at the cost of the government-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The charges have been denied by the government.

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