BJP questions Rahul’s silence on ‘expose’ on AgustaWestland

BJP questions Rahul’s silence on ‘expose’ on AgustaWestland

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New Delhi, Apr 5: BJP on Friday questioned Congress president Rahul Gandhi's silence on the latest expose of alleged corruption cases, including on AgustaWestland.

'Congress cannot remain silent on these matters as CBI case was registered in 2013 (during UPA regime),' Union leader Arun Jaitley told reporters here.

He said presumably the Congress does not want to react to the matter as the new revelation will lead to the big leaders in the party , including 'AP', 'RG' etc.

'Are these names fictitious,' he said and cautioned that any effort to conceal the truth can only boomerang.

'When there are documents about involvement of big leaders, it is expected that there is some response,' he said, adding 'if there is no response in some serious allegations, then the country is entitled to presume that no reply could have been given'.

Mr Jaitley also said to dismiss all allegation ,including the charge sheet, as election gimmick is not convincing.

He pointed out that the case surfaced when the ED and CBI were under UPA dispensation and the matters were followed up only after related developments in Italy and Switzerland.

He also maintained that there has been further progress case after the extradition of Christian Michel and Rajeev Saxena, an accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

'There were new documents and also oral evidence,' he said attributing to media reports.

It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also referred to the issue in an election rally in Dehradun and said,'we know now who was involved in helicopter scam....'. (UNI)