New Delhi, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order on Rafale deal saying the verdict established complete “falsity of wild, baseless and politically motivated allegations” against him and his company.
Mr Ambani said, “I welcome the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court summarily dismissing PILs filed on Rafale contracts, and conclusively establishing complete falsity of wild, baseless and politically motivated allegations levelled against Reliance Group and me personally.”
Mr Ambani said in a brief statement that the Reliance Group was committed to India’s national security and sovereignty. “We remain committed to India’s national security and to making our humble contribution towards the Make in India and Skill India policies of the Government in the critical area of defence, including our offset partnership agreement with our valued partner, Dassault Aviation of France.”
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court dismissed all the six writ petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal.
A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said that it did not find any substantial element to show that there is any “substantial favouritism” in the deal.
‘It is not the job of this court to go into the differential pricing details, which must be kept confidential,’ it ruled.
The government had questioned the court’s expertise to review the Rs 59,000-crore deal for 36 planes with French firm Dassault.