The Prime Minister, speaking at a public meeting in Baripada, Odisha on Saturday, said that Michel’s letters have exposed top Congress netas
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress over AgustaWestland chopper case middleman Christian Michel’s revelations.
The Prime Minister, speaking at a public meeting in Baripada, Odisha on Saturday, said that Michel’s letters have exposed top Congress netas. He said that the middleman had pronounced connections with the top leadership of the Congress.
He also said that Michel knew details of defence files.
“Can’t understand whether Congress was running the government or Michel mama’s darbar. The law will not allow anyone to escape,” the PM said.
Modi also attacked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said that even he wasn’t aware of the minute details of the PMO meetings that Michel had knowledge of.
Michel, a British national is accused of paying kickbacks to secure the Rs 3600 crore deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in 2007. The deal was scrapped in 2013 following the bribery allegations.
The Enforcement Directorate told the Patiala House Court that Michel had taken the name of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi during his interrogation.
The reference to "Mrs Gandhi", however, was made in what context is not yet clear. The ED also said that he had conversed in codes.
ED said that Michel had passed on the information about this interrogation through a chit he had given to his lawyer.
Moreover, ED has sought the court to ban Michel from meeting his lawyers as it alleged that the suspect was being “tutored” by his lawyers under influence from “outside”.
The ED also sought eight days more custody of Michel for further interrogation and to delve into such phrases as “…son of Italian lady…he will become the next PM of India…”.
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Last Updated 5, Jan 2019, 6:02 PM