The Supreme Court's verdict, giving a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government dismissing any investigations over the Rafale fighter jet issue, created a fuzz in the Parliament on Friday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asking the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to apologise to the government.
Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day after the Opposition created ruckus by carrying placards and raising concern over the controversial deal and several other issues. Slogans were raised by the BJP asking Rahul Gandhi to apologise for targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for his election campaigns. "Rahul Gandhi maafi mango," the BJP members said while raising slogans.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Rahul Gandhi has misled the nation over Rafale issue for political gains and he should apologize to the nation for this.
Following the SC verdict, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also said that Rahul Gandhi should apologise.
After the Rajya Sabha was adjourned, Congress Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma told reporters: "We reject the Supreme Court order. They didn't take up anything. We want a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC)".
He said that there is no need for the BJP to celebrate the verdict as the fundamental issues were not discussed by the Supreme Court. Congress said that their campaign for an investigation of the Rafale issue will never stop and they will fight for it.