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Mangaluru: Congress holds protest rally against Rafale fighter aircraft deal


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Sep 11: District Congress Committee held a protest rally from Jyothi Circle to DC office in city on Tuesday, September 11, against the Rafale scam.

Addressing the protestors former MLA J R Lobo said, "In the year 2012 UPA government had signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft for Rs 550 crore each. After Narendra Modi came to power, the deal was withdrawn and was extended to Rs 1600 crore each for the 36 fighter aircraft, which means this is scam of crores of rupees,"
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"As per the UPA deal, the jets were to be made in India by HAL. Since this deal was never finalized and subsequently cancelled by the NDA government and the same was given to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence. Rafale is one of the biggest scams and we will continue to fight against it."

"Modi had promised to credit Rs 15 lac to the account of every Indian and also promised for Ache Din. But he has failed to deliver his promises. Ache Din have not yet arrived due to the hike in fuel prices and commodities, leaving the people greatly troubled," Lobo added.

Former minister Ramanath Rai said, "I congratulate each and everyone for supporting the bandh called on account of fuel hike. BJP has claimed that Congress implemented the bandh using force. But there is no proof for that. In social media, a video was circulated where it is shown that I was asking people to close the shops. But in reality, I have not abused or cursed anyone and I had just requested people,"

"BJP MLA's car was stoned at Bolangadi. There are no congress representatives in that region. We did not have any information about MLA's programme schedule. Only BJP leaders had information about MLA’s programme schedule. BJP is known to mislead people by fake allegations," Rai added.

"On Rafale scam, UPA government had negotiated Rs 550 crore each for 36 fighter aircraft, but NDA signed a deal of Rs 1600 crore for each of the aircraft. This is a huge scam which needs to be investigated and truth has to be revealed," said Rai.

Former MLA Mohideen Bava, district Congress president Harish Kumar, Former mayor Kavitha Sanil, Mayor Bhaskar Moily, deputy mayor Mohammed and others were present.

 


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  • Sukh, Canada

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    When French givt and french company building planes have slammed Congress, isn't it an indication for duffer Indians that this is fair deal. In an attempt to criticise their govt Indians have turned anti national and themselves playing with national security.

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  • medwin, mulki

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    99% of these protestor doesn't know what is Rafale & what is the scam. this was made public during reality check. then for what purpose they are protesting here. from last 70 years this congress party doing the same job that is misleading the general public for vote & enjoying the power.

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  • Well wisher, Mlore/blore

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Ok dear medwin. Can u explain in briefly about 'rafeal' will see how much u know about it.

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Joseph, Karkala, please don't try to mislead people by talking as if you know everything!.

    What is meant by base model!?. Is it just engine and frame like our earlier Maruti 800 models!?. From where did you get the information!? Nothing is in public domain!.

    Government nor Dassault have not divulged any information regarding technical capabilities!!!. Even price is not divulged citing secrecy clauses!. The price issue that is happening now is because of Dassault in its annual report has said that they have done a sales of fighters to India for 7.5 billion euros!.

    Earlier when UPA was there, it was 12 billion dollars for 126 aircraft!. Based on this information the per aircraft price is arrived at and compared between two deals. So don't say base model, top model etc when no such information is available!

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  • Arman, DUBAI

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    FOR MONEY BJP WILL MAKE
    MUKESH AMBANI - NEXT PM
    ANIL AMBANI - DEFENCE MINISTER
    ADHANI - FINANCE MINISTER

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore /Bahrain

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Anna on lighter note which was circulating in whatsapp which is applicable in this sitution... are you willing to buy AIR INDIA which is up for auction .... plz file.. tomorrow dont say Ambani took over..

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    da brhasta govt., & petta r bathing in scams. bhaktom taliyammm...... hajmola, burnol peko taliyammm......

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  • Joseph, Karkala

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    All you guys over here are idiots. For 560 crores you will get a base level jet. That means no upgardes. Its like getting a base model car with no upgrades. DASSULT is the company who makes these jets. They dont listen to any goverment. They are their own boss. They decide who will the give the tender wether it be Reliance or HAL. If anybody needs to clear their doubts read the actual deal. Congress never made a deal with Dassult. The price which is quoted was in 2008 for 560 crore. Years have passed by fuel and food rates have increased dont you think the price of the jet will increase. Guys simple economic. Oh wait you dont know economics.
    DASSULT IS A GOVERNMENT ON ITS OWN. Theybhave ties to Reliance, HAL, Wipro Godrej and more. So Modi cant decide who he will give to. Its DASSULT. So the 1600 crore on the jet is off the shelf completely upgraded to Indian Airforce specification.

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  • V. Rama, Kadri

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    So what's stopping bjp to go in for a joint parliamentary probe if it's true, y say they are bound by secresy clause...

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  • H SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Congies are jealous because they could not earn any commission in this deal

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Remember it was the Congress's Bofors gun purchase that saved India in the Kargil War. I am talking about the choice of weapon and not about any deals.

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  • Fayaz, Mangalore /Dubai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    It's heigh time better feku and daccu you to run away LIKE YOUR BROTHER
    NIRAV MODI and don't forget to take your JET LEE may be he require you
    There to open chaii corner
    What a ACCH din sir hi
    Haha he he 😂😂😂

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Oh god too much please forgive bhaktha without knowingly govinda.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    This is mega BJP scam which need to be objected and protested

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Yesterday you had bandh for fuel price hike, today protest for Rafale, what is for tomorrow ??
    why don't you guys find some job and work for your family & country

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  • arun, mangalore dubai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    what about congress did last 60 year they also looted country

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  • asif, manglore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Now it clearly says after 60 years of congress looting , now its BJP turn to loot the country

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Our Blind Bhakts are still supporting Frauds ...

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  • JNB, jacobnelson@indiatimes.com

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Some Bhakts are sharing in Face BOOK 'Dassault Rafales Radio operated toy plane and praising NAMO.

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  • RAJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Distinction in Bofors scams are protesting with Govt. to Govt. deal ........

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    "Rafale deal is a scam of unimaginable proportion. Bofors was an Rs. 64-crore scam, with four per cent commission, paid in that.

    In this scam, the commissions are at least 30 per cent. The Rs. 21,000 crore given to Anil Ambani is just commission, nothing else" -- Sr. Supreme Court Lawyer - Prashant Bhushan

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  • Neshu, Bantwal

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Bakthon ki abb kat rah ye ...

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    The Rafale deal is a scam of Rs 21,000 crore and could be even more. The direct beneficiary here is debt-ridden Anil Ambani's Reliance.

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  • GURU, mangalore - mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Dear N. M.........no one like to work with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) your State-owned enterprise example is TEJAS project started in 1983 still testing...... So better to go with private owners.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    @ Blind Bhakt Guru - HAL has been manufacturing expertise and technology. It has been licensed to assemble and build Jaguars, MiG's, Sukhoi's since after Independence. While on the other hand, Anil Ambani is a failed businessman who could not even run a Telecom company successfully nor could he manufacture a cycle.

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  • Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Very soon Rafale will be renamed to Reliance Fighter...

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  • GURU, mangalore - mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    MADE IN INDIA............................................lol

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    India will be renamed 'Reliance India' ...

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  • arun, mangalore dubai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    your wish will be full fill NAMO

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    kapil sibal had said earlier that they would go to court once they get the documents. So once they say its a SCAM, it becomes a SCAM automatically?? CONgressis

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Anil Ambani badly needs money because he has defaulted loans worth Rs. 39,000 Crores ,,,

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  • bharath1953, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Rafael Deal and Kick back , Why Congress is Kicking us, yesterday they have taken our precious day and today they have suffocated us on the Balmatta Hampankatta Road. It is a sheer nonsense. Dear Congress Karya kartha's you may be having no work or Job, but we aam admi have to work. If you do like this you will not win the next election. You are not bothered about shortage of Sand, Single layout Registration, conversion etc etc. why you stifle us ??????.

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  • Rajesh, BANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    " Since this deal was never finalized and subsequently cancelled by the NDA government..

    If you read it carefully, the deal was not entered by the Congress Government. A deal is finalised only whe both the parties to the deal agree on it. So the question of cancelling the deal never arose. The Cogress should provide the Money trail. however that has not happenned at all. This is a grand attempt to confuse general public. nothing elese.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    RaFael Yenchinaa Pandadah Sari panle
    Protesters ga
    Oriye Panondithe
    Ball Pen ...Thojudu Pandadah
    Jaagrathe Onjekonji aavu aa.?

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    PM Modi and all other punter's have looted the country like the Mughal's , European's had looted the country. Very sad just telling lies and infact not trying to get the lost loot but still comfortably looting the Country.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Oho.Muklenaa
    Kode Boridaa Gaadid Kuludhu Kalki
    Inni Bike daa
    Petrol Kaas Oite ?? Oite ??
    Onjek Onji Connection Dhile
    Ottraasi bodchi.

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  • Expat, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    THIS ANDA BAKTA WORRIED WHO PUT PETROL TO THEIR BIKES. BUT NOT ALL QUESTIONING ABOUT RAFALE SCAM. HE CANNOT SEE ANY SCAM AND JUMLAS. HIS EYES ARE COVERED WITH SAFFRON GLASS. BOOTLICKERS OF MODI.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Oh ! Like that is it ?
    Then put simple cooling glass...
    Tell your Masters not to Cheat Tax ,Not indulge in suspicious deals
    Pay Taxes diligently think it is 154 odd crores before shouting on streets.
    Be honest citizens first before lecturing nonsense.
    There should be no needle of suspicion pointing against you too.

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  • Expat, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    YEAH LIKE THAT IT IS.
    I WILL TELL MY MASTER NO TO INVOLVE,
    BUT WHEN WILL U TELL YOUR FEKU MASTER NOT TO INVOLVE IN ANY SCAMS OR JUMLAS??
    YOU FEEL HAPPY YA?
    YOU DON'T OPEN YOUR MOUTHAA??
    OH YOU SUPPORT SCAMAA???

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  • Rajesh, BANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Dear Expat ,

    It seems your Boss is complicit in this case as they have not filed any case.

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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, MALAD-MALWANI

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Rafale fighter aircraft deal and contract given to Anil Ambanis Reliance Defence will become opposition party main weapon during 2019.

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Congress havs to work hard to win 2019 election, this is one step in that direction. rafeale deal with big kickback of the century. for more details one can contact yashwant sinha and bjp's ear;ier finance minster and Arun shourie bjp's rss ideologist and writer. Anil ambani floated RELIANCE DEFENSE new company just before 12 days of deal was completed.
    readers please note anil ambani is also bank defaulters one nationalized bank is already taken insolvency procedure against him.
    please also note his company reliance energy( ELECTRIFY POWER SUPPLY C Defaulted Rs.2000 crs to tax to government and still pending for payment .

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  • Indian, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Why to buy Rafale? Bhakths should build 'Pathanjali' fighter.

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  • naveen, kudla ,karnataka

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    if this is possible !! why cant "secular babar 3" fighter jet??

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  • Neshu, Bantwal

    Tue, Sep 11 2018

    Bakthon ka bi kat rah ye aaj kal

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