NDA's Rafale deal cheaper than UPA's offer: CAG

The Rafale deal negotiated by the NDA government was cheaper than the UPA offer, the Comptroller and Auditor General has observed.

The NDA deal was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the one negotiated by the UPA government, according to a CAG report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

"It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right. Satyameva Jayate” — the truth shall prevail. The CAG Report on Rafale reaffirms the dictum", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a series of tweet.

He said, the CAG report outlines that 2016 deal terms were lower in terms of price, faster in terms of delivery, while ensuring better maintenance and lower escalation.

"The lies of ‘Mahajhootbandhan’ stand exposed by the CAG Report. How does democracy punish those who consistently lied to the nation?," he questioned in the tweet.