Senior Advocate and social activist Prashant Bhooshan, former Cabinet Ministers and senior BJP leaders Arun Shourie and Yeshwant Sinha have jointly demanded that all the details of the Rafale Aircraft deal with France should be placed before the public. They alleged that Rafale is the biggest scandal with Rs. 35,000 crore in the deal. They also stated that ” the deal is an “enormous scandal that jeopardizes national security.” Advocate Prashant Bhooshan stated that it is the biggest defence scam in the country.
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned several times in this matter. The charge is that 36 Rafale fighters are being bought for about three times the price of the aircraft to benefit the corporates including Reliance Defence and Aerospace, the company owned by Mukesh Ambani, who is very close to the Prime Minister.