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Rajnath Singh demands Congress’ apology, says government vindicated

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New Delhi: Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict in the Rafale case, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that with the dismissal of the review petition the NDA government stands vindicated.

In a series of tweets, the Defence Minister demanded that the Congress should apologise for “misleading the people”.

He also termed the allegations of corruption by the opposition “as nothing but an attempt to malign the clean and honest image of Prime Minister Modi and his government”.

“I wholeheartedly welcome the Supreme Court”s categorical dismissal of the review petitions in the Rafale case and with this pronouncement the NDA Government stands vindicated. The SC verdict is also a judgement on our Government”s transparency in decision making.

“The allegation of corruption in the Rafale deal was nothing but an attempt to malign the clean & honest image of Prime Minister Modi & his Government.

“The people of India will not forgive the Congress for their slanderous campaign and calumny. The Congress should apologise for misleading the people.

“The purchase of Rafale jets was done in a completely transparent manner, keeping in mind the urgency to update and upgrade India”s defence preparedness.

“The issues pertaining to defence preparedness and national security should never be politicised.

“The allegations made by certain political parties and their leaders in the Rafale jet purchase were extremely unfortunate, unwarranted and laced with malicious intent.

“The verdict has rightly cautioned such politicians to be careful while making wild allegations,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition seeking a probe into the Rafale deal.

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Medical college scam: CBI raids in Lucknow, Delhi

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Lucknow/New Delhi: The CBI on Friday carried out searches at seven locations in Lucknow and New Delhi in connection with the probe into irregularities in admissions in a private medical college.

CBI sources said that the agency sleuths also raided the premises of a High Court judge in connection with the case.

The sources said that the searches were carried out after the agency registered a case under several sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act over certain allegations, including bribery, with regard to irregularities related to admissions in the medical college.

They said the searches are being conducted at the residential premises of the accused at Lucknow and Delhi which have led to recovery, as of now, of certain incriminating documents including investments and financial transactions.

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