New Delhi: Subramanian Swamy is leading the charge from the Centre’s side in the Upper House over the AgustaWestland chopper scam. Swamy, who named Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the House floor on Wednesday, will be raising the issue in the Parliament on Thursday as well.
Swamy has also written to the chairman of Rajya Sabha asking this issue to be raised in the zero hour of Parliament’s budget session. “The contract says that Christian Michele received equivalent of the Rs 40 crore in 22 instalments from 2009 to 2011 in which contract could have been signed.”
The agreement shows that from January 2010 onwards, AgustaWestland would pay Euro 275,000 to Michel’s company over a period of 22 months. The VVIP chopper deal was signed in 2009.
Christian Michel, the fugitive middleman in the AgustaWestland deal, had collected Rs 45 crore from AgustaWestland chopper manufacturer Finmeccanica for ‘managing’ the Indian media.

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