Hours after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre's stand and ruled that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence to consider requests to reexamine the Rafale jet deal, Rahul Gandhi crowed that his words had been vindicated.
The Supreme Court said it will examine the secret documents while considering requests for a review of its own order in December giving the government a clean chit on the deal.
The Congress president, who has relentlessly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi with allegations of corruption and crony capitalism in the deal for 36 Rafale jets from France, interpreted the court order as a huge victory.
"I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire country is saying that Chowkidar has committed theft. It is a day of celebration that the Supreme Court has talked about justice," Rahul Gandhi said in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, where he filed his nomination papers to contest for the fourth time.
"Some days ago, the PM said in an interview that the Supreme Court had given a clean chit. Today the Supreme Court made it clear that it suspects there is corruption involved. I have been saying that Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani need to be investigated. I am very happy that what I have been saying for months, that PM Modi has stolen Indian Air Force's funds and given Anil Ambani 30,000 crores, Supreme Court has accepted it and will investigate it," Rahul Gandhi said.