The government appears to be doggedly challenging the admissibility of documents on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal submitted by petitioners (Page 1, “PMO ‘monitoring’ Rafale deal progress not interference: govt.”, May 5). Taking shelter under the guise of ‘sensitivity of documents’ is no ground to cover wrongdoings.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seems to have created a fait accompli for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). For argument’s sake, if we take that the PMO was indeed monitoring progress, it brings two points to the fore. First, the PMO has shown its lack of faith in the competency of the MoD. Second, why does the PMO not monitor other ministries to the same level and extent? Selective monitoring of the MoD raises questions on the intent of the incumbent government.

Deepak Singhal,


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