Mounting  up attack on the BJP government over the Rafale fighter jet scam , senior Congress leader and Former Home Minister   P Chidambaram today accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and “bypassing” several committees to secure the deal.

In line with Congress President Rahul Gandhi attack  he  also claimed that there was a huge difference in the price per aircraft secured by the UPA regime and what has now been agreed to by the NDA government.

He also alleged   “The Congress led UPA contract priced the Rafale jets at Rs 526 crore per aircraft and the Modi led BJP Government  contract priced them at Rs 1,670 crore per aircraft. If these numbers are correct, will someone explain why the prices jumped three times?”

In detail he said the Cabinet Committee on Security was not taken into confidence by the Modi government before signing the deal.

“Why was the defence procurement procedure ignored in the Rafale deal… and why were the Contract Negotiation Committee and the Price Negotiation Committee kept in the dark about it? The Cabinet Committee on Security was also not taken into confidence,” he told reporters at the Congress office here.

It is important to note Anil Ambani reliance  has send defamation notice to congress leaders over Rafalescam