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Rajnath Singh should order central agencies to raid Parrikar’s house: Congress on Rafale issue

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New Delhi: Raising question against the latest audio leak about the Rafale files, Congress spokesperson Siddhanath Buyao said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh should order central agencies and other agencies under his ministry to raid Manohar Parrikar’s house and his bedroom to seize the files in his possession.

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Buyao said officials and personal staff of the former Defence Minister should be quizzed while Parrikar, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and other Cabinet ministers, who were present at the Cabinet meeting where the former Defence Minister allegedly made reference to possessing files related to the fighter jet deal, should be put through a lie detector test.

“In national interest, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh should order the agencies under his Ministry and other Central agencies to raid Parrikar’s house and his bedroom to seize the files in his possession,” Buyao told a press conference on Wednesday.

“He (CM) can meet the fate of judge Loya or Haren Pandya, because this statement was made by Parrikar according to Vishwajit Rane. Parrikar should be given security, now that Parrikar has said that (Rafale) files are with ‘me'”, Buyao said, adding that the individual speaking to Rane in the purported audio conversation should also be identified and provided security.

“This is a very serious matter. We have to get to the bottom of this. Rane and other ministers who were present at the Cabinet meeting, where Parrikar made those comments about the Rafale files, should be subjected to a lie detector test,” he added.

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Parrikar, who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, is currently recuperating at his private residence.

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