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Parliament Highlights: Centre, Opposition face off over AgustaWestland issue

Ruckus Was Created Over The AgustaWestland Issue In Parliament On Wednesday After Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Subramanian Swamy Raised It And Mentioned The Name Of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Agencies | Updated on: 27 Apr 2016, 01:12:17 PM

New Delhi:

Ruckus was created over the AgustaWestland issue in Parliament on Wednesday after Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy raised it and mentioned the name of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Earlier on Tuesday, the top brass of the BJP including its President Amit Shah and parliamentary leaders including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met to chalk out a strategy following media reports that an Italian court, which has convicted AugustaWestland chief Giuseppe Orsi, has reportedly described how the firm paid bribes to top Congress leaders to bag the Rs 3,600 crore deal.

Here are the latest developments from Parliament:

  • The Govt is there, agencies are there, then they must investigate: Ahmed Patel (Congress) on AgustaWestland
  • So there is very little to be hidden now anyway, all the facts will be laid out. I am sure Govt will act on it: RP Rudy on Sonia Gandhi
  • Such big name are coming up in AgustaWestland case, even we are surprised: RP Rudy on Sonia Gandhi
  • Where is the proof? It's part of their strategy of character assassination: Sonia Gandhi on AgustaWestland
  • All allegations are baseless, says Sonia Gandhi on AgustaWestland scam
  • This Govt is in power for 2 years now,why did they not complete the inquiry?-Sonia Gandhi on AgustaWestland
  • We have nothing to hide. Let them take my name, I am not afraid: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on AgustaWestland
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after continued uproar by Cong as Subramanian Swamy speaks on AgustaWestland
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon after continued uproar by Congress MPs
  • Congress MPs protest in the well of the house as BJP's Subramanian Swamy speaks on AugustaWestland papers in Rajya Sabha.
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha by Congress, house adjourned till 11:35 am over AgustaWestland
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha by Congress, house adjourned till 11:35 am.
  • Reports that Prime Ministers of India and Italy met are completely false: FM Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha
  • Would like to know whether a meeting took place between two PMs as cited in a newspaper,was a deal struck?:GN Azad in RS on AgustaWestland
  • There is no case, my party will respond: Manmohan Singh on AgustaWestland
  • We are ready to discuss AugustaWestland issue in Parliament: Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress
  • Congress Rajya Sabha strategy meet begins in Parliament.
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi to hold meeting at 10 Janpath. Mallikarjun Kharge,Anand Sharma,RS Surjewala,Jyotiraditya Scindia reach
  • BJP MP Anurag Thakur to raise the IshratJahan issue in Lok Sabha. Kirit Somaiya has given notice to discuss Aircel Maxis issue in Lok Sabha
  • Subramanian Swamy to raise AgustaWestland issue in Rajya Sabha. BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi to raise the same issue in Lok Sabha.

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First Published : 27 Apr 2016, 11:47:00 AM