Tag Archives: Arun Shourie

Rafale order: Supreme Court agrees to hear review pleas in open court

On December 14, the bench had dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of the fighter aircraft from France finding “no occasion to doubt the (decision-making) process” leading to the award of the contract. A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph took […]

Breaking News: SC Allows Open Hearing Of Rafale Review Petitions

The Supreme Court has allowed open hearing of Rafale review petitions. The bench of CJI Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and K M Joseph decided today in the chambers to hear the review petitions in open court. Along with the review petitions, the Court will also hear the correction petition filed by the Central Government, […]

SC to hear on Feb 26 pleas seeking review of Rafale verdict

The Supreme Court will hear on February 26 the two petitions seeking review of its December 14 verdict that had dismissed pleas challenging the deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The review petition has been filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist lawyer […]

Rafale Case: Sinha and Shourie Seek Perjury Action Against Officials

Former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Monday, 18 February, seeking initiation of perjury proceedings against central government officials for allegedly giving “false or misleading” information in a sealed cover in the high-profile Rafale case. The apex court on 14 December last year […]

Delay in hearing pleas on Rafale verdict: Fault lies with the lawyers, says CJI

The occasion for the CJI to clear the air on the Rafale reviews came during the oral mentioning of an unrelated case by a lawyer. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday revealed in court that the government’s application to modify the Rafale judgment and separate review pleas by petitioners to re-consider the December […]

‘Accidental Home Minister’ – ‘Rajnath Singh’ Back In Spotlight As ‘Modi’ Doctrine Fails

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sidelined the home minister for five years. Now he has no one but himself to blame for the Kashmir crisis. The day after the worst militant attack in Kashmir in over two decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a new high-speed train, and then travelled to Jhansi for a public […]

How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)

A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue. The Rafale jets, which India wants, is manufactured by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation, a rival of Lockheed Martin. That Lockheed […]

Rafale deal: Supreme Court’s verdict diminished judiciary’s credibility, claims Arun Shourie

The former BJP leader said he did not regret filing a review petition challenging the top court’s judgement that ruled against a probe into the deal. Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie on Friday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict refusing a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the Rafale defence deal between India and France […]

Mamata Banerjee’s rally was aimed at saving democracy, says Shatrughan Sinha

The actor-turned-politician and Patna Sahib MP, who had rankled the party by his presence at the rally and speaking about “tanashahi” (dictatorship) prevailing under the leadership of Modi and Amit Shah as against “lokshahi” (democracy) that characterized the Atal-Advani era, sought to twist the knife with a couple of tweets. Firing a fresh salvo at […]

Fight not to remove PM Modi, but against a mindset, says former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha batted for a united opposition candidate against the BJP in 2019 elections. The former Union Minister made fun of Modi’s government’s slogan of “sabka saath sabka vikas” and said the apt slogan would be “sabka saath sabka vinash”. The opposition’s efforts to form a grand alliance is not an attempt to remove Prime […]