Congress stages massive street protest alleging corruption in Rafale deal

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KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
30 Aug 2018

Hundreds of Pradesh Congress Committee workers staged a massive protest against the Centre over the Rafale fighter air craft deal at Mayabunder on Thursday. The Member of Parliament, Member of Congress Working Committee and In-charge, A & N Islands, Mr Gaurav Gogoi, Pradesh Congress Committee President, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma and other leaders of the party led the demonstration organized by the Block Committee of Mayabunder Congress Committee. The rally started from Helipad area and culminated at VV Giri Stage located at Mayabunder bazaar where party leaders addressed a sizable gathering of supporters and general public.
Addressing the public meeting, Mr Gaurav Gogoi claimed that Rafale deal is one of the biggest scams of the country. “The Prime Minister has still not answered properly on the Rafale deal. People who have no experience in defence manufacturing have been awarded contracts under the deal. The Congress Party is firm on its demand for constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the deal,” he said.
Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma spoke on local issues particularly poor condition of roads in these islands viz. irregular LPG supply in different parts of the district, hardships faced by traders after GST implementation etc.