No deal and not using a deal and no contract and not using a minimize has been the coverage of Congress leaders, the BJP stated on Tuesday, attacking the opposition celebration over stories of kickbacks allegedly acquired by its members within the AgustaWestland chopper deal.
Demanding solutions from the Congress management, senior BJP chief and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that from the Jeep scandal, the Bofors rip-off to the submarine scandal and a number of other extras, Congress leaders for his or her profit made a “mockery” of nationwide safety.
Citing a media report on the important thing accused within the chopper deal mentioning the names of senior Congress leaders like Salman Khurshid and Ahmed Patel, and Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri, he stated, “Every time you consider a kickback in an army deal, consider some Congress leaders.”
“No defense deal and not using a loot, no defense deal and not using a kickback and no defense deal with out some Congress leaders changing into the beneficiary of it has been the go-to coverage of Congress leaders,” the BJP chief stated at a press convention.
The Congress president and “the prince of the celebration” must reply to the individuals, Mr. Prasad stated.
In 2010, there have been talks of shopping for AgustaWestland helicopters for VVIPs just like the president and the prime minister at a value of Rs 3,600 crore, Prasad stated.
Two years later, media stories revealed that kickbacks had been given within the deal, the Union minister stated.
Although the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-2 authorities had ordered a CBI inquiry however no progress was made till the BJP-led NDA authorities were fashioned in Might 2014. Thereafter, arrests had been made within the case, Mr. Prasad stated.
Now, the important thing accused within the case, Rajiv Saxena, has talked about the names of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri and son Bakul Nath, together with names of different Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ahmed Patel in his statements earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED), he stated.
“The BJP calls for that the Congress celebration not keep silence on this grave concern. The nation is awake and listening,” Mr. Prasad stated and requested “why can we all the time get names of Congress leaders at any time when a defense deal is referred to an investigative company“.