After Agusta, Rafale deal under lens; Government goes for Congress jugular

| Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:46
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New Delhi: With the AgustaWestland chopper deal being discussed heatedly in Parliament, it is expected that more aircraft deals that were signed under the UPA regime may also be targeted by the current government.
One of the aircraft deals that may come under the scanner is the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal, which is the PC-7 MkII and selection of Rafale.
“The Ministry of Law & Justice has made certain observations and the same will be taken into account while finalising the Inter-Governmental Agreement [IGA], which is still under negotiation,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. 
In a strong observation on the original MMRCA contest, the report observed that the contract negotiations in the procurement case could not be concluded “because Dassault Aviation did not confirm agreement with certain terms” of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and its bid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the direct purchase of 36 Rafale jets in April last year in Paris.

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After Agusta, Rafale deal under lens; Govt goes for Congress jug

Going by news reports , what could perhaps spell ramifications for Congress Party and concerned authorities in then UPA , an Italian court has in its judgement delivered on 15 April 2016 , convicted AgastaWestland chopper company chief Giuseppe Orisi , describing how the firm paid bribes to top Congress leaders in India and lobbied with them to bag the chopper deal. The bribe money seems to be coming to tune of 120 to 125 crores of rupees. In this regard , it may not be out of place to mention here that certain substantial concerns relating to global economy and financial aspects involved were brought by this Vedic astrology writer in article – “ Stressful times ahead for world economy in 2015 and 2016” – published nearly TWO YEARS ago on 2 June 2014 in online magazine (blog) An attempt was made to identify period when , countries or regions likely to have these substantial concerns and aspects of life that could likely be the cause for such substantial concerns. While the article covers many things , one prediction implied was that in April 2016 during first half of 2016 , a major cause of concern in the global economy involving finance or money may surface covering industries , businesses or items related to sound, in a country whose name begins with letter “B”. A simple question may be raised as to how it can be said that the prediction implied related to “Bharatvarsh”. There are about 5 countries round the globe whose name begins with letter “B”. All are in serious problems having something to do with economy during April 2016 , though there aspects involved in problems are of different nature. So when in the instant case of India , aspect of problem – industries or business or items related to sound is applied, it comes to Bharatvarsh only. Let it be clear that these predictions , made nearly TWO YEARS ago , only imply that such a disclosure or issue having intimate connection with the economy of a country involving industries or business related to items having sound as medium could cause substantial concern but does not cover correctness or otherwise of such disclosures or people or persons responsible for causing substantial concern of bribery. That is not at all in the subject. Link to reach the article :

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