AgustaWestland row: Swamy seeks 'Concerned' Congress' support

| Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 11:10
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Subramanian Swamy

"I can't corner the Congress Party, they have got nothing to hide. They must support me"

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is set to corner the Congress Party over the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal in the Parliament, on Wednesday, urged the grand-old party to support the probe.
"I can't corner the Congress Party, they have got nothing to hide. They must support me. I am only saying that expand the investigation of the CBI, because you had set up the CBI and you confined it only to the Air Marshal, and now, the Chief of Air Staff says he only signed the documents put before him by the UPA ministers," Swamy said.
"You (Congress) have already few names from Italy, in the document form, and more importantly, it is a judgment of a high court level in Italy," he added.
The NDA Government has decided to raise the AgustaWestland Chopper and Aircel Maxis deal and the Ishrat Jahan case in both Houses of Parliament as to counter to the Congress objection to the imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand.
According to reports, Swamy, will raise the AgustaWestland row in the Rajya Sabha, while Meenakshi Lekhi will raise the issue in the Lok Sabha.
The AgustaWestland Rs 3,600 crore contract for supplying 12 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force was scrapped by the UPA Government over claims of alleged kickbacks being paid to Indian agents.
In January 2013, India cancelled the deal and the CBI was assigned to investigate whether kickbacks were paid to Indian officials. 

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