Senior Congress chief and former Finance minister P Chidambaram Friday stated the federal government’s response to points such because the Rafale deal prices, falling markets and the depreciating rupee is to “suppress dissent”. The opposition led by the Congress has been accusing the federal government of benefiting Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence Ltd. from the Rafale deal. The federal government and Reliance Defence have dismissed all of the allegations as false.
“As Rafale deal unravels, markets fall, the rupee depreciates and rates of interest rise, the response of the federal government is to suppress dissent,” Chidambaram tweeted.
“ED blocks Greenpeace accounts; IT searches Raghav Bahl’s places of work; BJP MPs block Estimates Committee’s report and extra,” he stated, referring to the Enforcement Directorate freezing over a dozen financial institution accounts of environmental NGO Greenpeace and the Earnings Tax Division looking media baron Raghav Bahl’s residence and workplace on Thursday.