Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday denied all charges and trashed ‘irregularity’ charges after his name was dragged in the AgustaWestland scam.
Terming the charges on his government as a divisionary tactic, CM Raman said, “It is a political vendetta and an attempt to falsely accuse us. We will present all facts soon.”
Raman Singh also said that they followed SoP to procure choppers as the state government panel gave go ahead signal.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, eminent lawyer and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan with his colleague and former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav made fresh revelations on the AgustaWestland scam in which senior Congress leaders like Sonia Gandhi and others alleged to be involved.
Bhushan had, earlier on Thursday, accused Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s name in the multi-crore VVIP chopper scam. The duo claimed irregularities in the Chhattisgarh A-109 chopper deal and linked Raman Singh’s son Abhishek to the Panama Papers leak.
Bhushan and Yadav while dragging the BJP in the scam and asked for a probe against Raman Singh. They also said that global tender was not called for the deal and the tender rules were seriously bypassed.
“Documents related to the claims made on the AugustaWestland deal are available on Swaraj Abhiyan website,” said Bhushan and Yadav.