Rahul Gandhi further claimed that people in the central government are making false statements "one after the other" to save Prime Minister Modi as he was the one, who signed the contract.
Modi, who stormed to power in 2014 promising to rid India of deep-seated corruption, is under pressure to shore up his political base ahead of a series of state elections this year followed by a national election in 2019.
The Bharatiya Janata Party president used the hashtag #NaPakNaCongress (Neither Pakistan not Congress) to make his point.
The Congress president concluded the conference by saying that his party is ready for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Rafale deal.
The former French President Hollande has rarely been taken very seriously in French politics and by leaders of the outside world.
"The French government is in no way involved in the choice of the Indian industrial partners which have been, are or will be, chosen by French companies", the statement said.
Commenting on the controversy over Reliance's involvement in the deal, Prasad cited a February 2012 Times of India report which stated that Reliance Industries had signed a pact with Dassault Aviation for partnering in the defence and homeland security system in Asia's third largest economy.
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In April 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Paris that India would buy the French fighter jets under a government-to-government deal.
Opponents of the Modi government had accused it of tweaking the contract to benefit a particular business house - the Reliance Defence of Anil Ambani - to be the "offset" partner of the French makers of the aircraft, Dassault Aviation. SURGICAL STRIKE on the Indian Defence forces. He told French news site Mediapart.fr that his government was told to partner with a specific Indian firm, Reliance Group, for additional "offset" investments.
Moreover, despite the intense scrutiny that all major defence deals are not put to, no government wants every single element of it to come into the public domain. Escalation of a mere 1100 crore. "We didn't have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us".
There is clear-cut corruption in the Rafale deal.
Hollande had said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal.
The move prompted an outcry from Opposition, which has asked why a private firm, rather than the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, was given the opportunity to manufacture the jets.
The spokesperson also said, "It is reiterated that neither the government nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision".