Probe into 'missing' Rafale files should begin with Parrikar: Rahul

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 09, 2019 12:39 hrs
Manohar Parrikar (ANI photo)

Panaji: Any enquiry into the "missing" Rafale files should begin with Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday.

Addressing a meeting of the party's booth committee workers, Gandhi also said that like the missing Rafale files, the Goa government, headed by the ailing Parrikar, was also missing.

"You want to start an enquiry, then start the enquiry with Parrikar. Parrikar said clearly in the cabinet, it is taped, that Rafale files are with me and Narendra Modi cannot remove me as Goa Chief Minister because the day he does that, I will bring out the Rafale files in the open," Gandhi said.

"But not just the files are missing. The Goa government is missing," Gandhi said, hinting at a slump in administration in the coastal state, especially with Parrikar being afflicted with advanced pancreatic cancer.