Govt trying to cover up on Rafale, says Hindu Group Editor N Ram
Chairman of The Hindu Group N Ram, who wrote about the then Defence Secretary Mohan Kumar’s dissent note on Rafale fighter jet deal negotiation issue, said on Friday that the government was trying to “cover up” on the matter and asserted that he does not require any certificate from Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about his ethics of journalism.
“The story is complete in itself because we had not dealt with then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s role in the Rafale deal negotiations and that needs investigation. There is no other side,” Ram told ANI here.…
Responding to her comments, Ram said, “They are now in deep trouble and trying to cover-up.… Citing the letter, the veteran journalist said, “He (Parrikar) does not say they are monitoring. It appears that the Prime Minister’s Office and the French President’s office are monitoring. This is not monitoring, but parallel negotiations conducted behind the back of the Indian negotiating team.”…
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