Post Rafale verdict, social media poll endorses government’s stand

The Supreme Court of India on Friday dismissed all the four petitions which sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in a ready-to-fly condition from French company Dassault Aviation.

NewsMobile conducted a social media poll seeking the answer to whose stance does the public favour post SC’s decision on the Rafale Deal.

A total of 39, 132 people participated in the poll and a clear majority stood by PM Modi’s stand on the deal.

28.5% people supported the Rahul Gandhi- led Congress’ stand on the deal while the remaining 71.3% voted for Modi and his stand post the verdict by SC on the Rafale deal.

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Here’s what the court had to say on the matter-

  • There is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the deal.
  • Perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving inquiry by this court, especially in such matters
  • No substantial material on record to show that this is a case of commercial favouritism to any party by the Government of India.
  •  No reason for any intervention by this court on the issue of purchase of 36 defence aircraft by the Indian government
  • Neither appropriate nor within the experience of the court to step into this arena of what is technically feasible or not.
  • No wrongdoing in the selection of Indian offset partners by Dassault Aviation.
  • Cannot afford to be unprepared or underprepared in a situation where our adversaries are stated to have acquired not only 4th Generation but even 5th Generation Aircraft, of which, we have none.
  • The decision to procure 36 or 126 fighter jets lies with the government.

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