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Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi Leads Protests Against Rafale Deal

India | PTI | August 10, 2018, 4:51 pm
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 On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on August 10 led her party MPs in protest against the Modi government over the controversial Rafale deal India has signed with France to buy fighter jets. (Image: PTI)

On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on August 10 led her party MPs in protest against the Modi government over the controversial Rafale deal India has signed with France to buy fighter jets. (Image: PTI)

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 Congress leaders, flashing placards and demanding a Joint Parliamentary Party Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged scam, assembled near the Gandhi statue in Parliament lawns where they indulged in slogan shouting, denouncing the government. (Image: PTI)

Congress leaders, flashing placards and demanding a Joint Parliamentary Party Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged scam, assembled near the Gandhi statue in Parliament lawns where they indulged in slogan shouting, denouncing the government. (Image: PTI)

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 The placards read

The placards read "Modi corruption exposed", "Rafale cover-up out in the open", "Rafale scam: we demand JPC probe", Modi's Rafale gate" and "No farm loan waiver -- Rs 130,000 crore to Rafale scam". (Image: PTI)

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 Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Ambika Soni and senior party lawmakers participated in the protest. (Image: PTI)

Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Ambika Soni and senior party lawmakers participated in the protest. (Image: PTI)

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 UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi interacts with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Naramalli Sivaprasad and other opposition parties' leaders during a protest against the Union government over Rafale deal issue, at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi interacts with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Naramalli Sivaprasad and other opposition parties' leaders during a protest against the Union government over Rafale deal issue, at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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