Rahul Gandhi urges Narendra Modi to take immediate action against 'corrupt' officials, cites media report

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "immediate action" against “corrupt” officials, citing a media report alleging that Ukraine is probing kickbacks worth crores paid to India's Defence Ministry officials for an aircraft spares deal.

 Rahul Gandhi urges Narendra Modi to take immediate action against corrupt officials, cites media report

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Twitter@INCIndia

Tagging the report by a newspaper, Gandhi tweeted, "Ministry Of Defence, India (MODI) officials, accused of making millions of $'s in kickbacks via Dubai by Ukrainian govt in AN32 deal." "Modiji, as our self-proclaimed chokidar, I urge you to take immediate action against your corrupt MODI officials," he said on Twitter, using the hashtag 'BJPDefenceScam'.

Ukraine is investigating alleged kickbacks to the tune of $2.6 million (Rs 17.55 crore) in India's purchase of spares for military transport aircraft An-32 in which its Anti-Corruption Bureau suspects the involvement of Indian Defence Ministry officials, the report alleged.

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Updated Date: May 31, 2018 17:37:51 IST