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The Reliance Group of Companies have served a legal notice to Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora for levelling prices in opposition to the group of “illegally benefitting” from the Rafale deal.
In a three-page notice the corporate has requested Bora to “avoid, cease and desist from making” what the businesses termed as “any unverified, speculative, incorrect, false, frivolous, misleading, derogatory and defamatory statements” in opposition to them on the problem of the Rafale deal.
The deal will see France’s Dassault supplying 36 Rafale fighter jets to India and it has entered right into a three way partnership with a Reliance group firm to meet its offset requirement of the contract beneath which, in accordance to the Congress, the NDA authorities had paid Rs 1,670 crore a jet as in opposition to the UPA-finalised worth of Rs 570 crore for a single Rafale jet, The Telegraph reported.
Like elsewhere within the nation, the Congress has been staging protests and holding information convention throughout Assam since August. Ripun Bora had led the protest in a number of districts, searching for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the deal.
The notice, served on behalf of three group firms, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Defence and Reliance Aerostructure Ltd, says, “As a cautionary measure, our clients strongly urge you to avoid, cease and desist from making any unverified, speculative, incorrect, false, frivolous, misleading derogatory and defamatory statements against them on such a sensitive subject relating to national security.”
Bora mentioned they’ll proceed to increase the problem as a result of they’ve sufficient proof to substantiate their case in a courtroom of regulation.
“I received the notice today (Friday). They cannot scare us by such notices. Reliance has illegally benefited from the deal. We will continue to raise the issue and will contest the case in court,” the newspaper quoted Bora as saying.
“We will contest it in the court. Though we have been asked to desist, we will not desist,” he added.