Modi acting as Anil Ambani’s middleman: Rahul

13 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “acting as Anil Ambani’s middleman”, Indian Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday in his latest allegation linked to the Rafale controversy, citing an email that he said revealed the industrialist had visited Paris and met with the French Defence Minister, 10 days before the PM went there and announced the 36-jet deal with France,reports Ndtv.

The Congress president alleged that Anil Ambani was aware of the deal when even “the Defence Minister and Foreign Secretary didn’t know”.

“PM has compromised national security, he has done what spies do,” Rahul Gandhi said in a press conference, citing an email of an official of Airbus; several employees of the plane-maker were reportedly in the meeting between Anil Ambani and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. The email by Airbus official Nicolas Chamussy, dated March 28, 2015 and marked to three recipients with the subject line “Ambani”, described the meeting as “confidential and planned as you can imagine with very short notice”.