NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on the Rafale deal and alleged that it smacked of “global corruption” amid reports that the company which got the offsets contract had produced a film for the partner of then France president Francois Hollande. 

“Globalised corruption. This Rafale aircraft really does fly far and fast. It’s also going to drop some big bunker buster bombs in the next couple of weeks. Modiji, please tell Anil (Ambani), there is a big problem in France,” Rahul tweeted. The tweet appeared to suggest that more disclosures may surface in the coming days.

Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said there were too many coincidences in the Rafale controversy to be taken at face value, referring to Ambani’s company producing a film for Julie Gayet, partner of the then French president who signed the Rafale deal. Ambani’s company has secured the offsets contract.

Singhvi asked if French company Dassault was “Mad” to choose a company which was neck deep in debt over big and healthy industrial houses for the offsets contract. He asked the government to clarify if it had pressured the French company to choose the Indian partner.

With finance minister Arun Jaitley leading the government charge in rubbishing Congress’s allegations, Singhvi said, “We seek answers to these issues instead of (BJP) constantly insulting Rahul Gandhi. Please answer our questions.”