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BJP MP Varun Gandhi denies allegations of leaked defence deals

BJP MP Varun Gandhi On Thursday Strongly Rejected Allegations On Him Of Leaking Defence Secret To Middleman Abhishek Verma, Terming Them As Totally Ridiculous And Said That He Would Quit Politics If One Per Cent Of The Allegations Against Him Are True.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 21 Oct 2016, 09:12:47 AM
Varun Gandhi (Source Getty Images)

New Delhi:

BJP MP Varun Gandhi strongly rejected allegations on him of leaking defence secret to middleman Abhishek Verma, terming them as totally ridiculous and said that he would quit politics if one per cent of the allegations against him are true.

Varun Gandhi became the centre of a controversy on Thursday over allegations that he had leaked defence secrets to middleman Abhishek Verma and arms manufacturers after being “honey trapped”, a charge he stoutly denied.

At a press conference, Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav released a letter written by Edmonds Allen, a New York-based lawyer, to the PMO last month that Varun was honey trapped and compromised by Verma.

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He alleged that Verma “blackmailed” Varun, a member of the Defence Consultative Committee, into sharing sensitive information on crucial arms matters.

Varun rejected these charges, saying he has not met Verma since 2004 and threatened to file a defamation suit against Bhushan and Yadav over the charges.

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First Published : 21 Oct 2016, 08:02:00 AM