Attacking Congress over the VVIP chopper scam, BJP on Saturday asked its vice president Rahul Gandhi to disclose that which politician in the UPA government received bribe in the controversial deal.
BJP’s attack on the party came a day after the CBI arrested former Air Force Chief S P Tyagi, his cousin Sanjeev, and a lawyer in the alleged Rs 450 crore bribery case in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from UK-based AgustaWestland during the UPA-2 government.
“It has been established that commission was paid in the deal. Rahul Gandhi speaks on all matters under the Sun. He should now make it clear who in the UPA government received the bribe,” its national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.
During hearing in a Italian court, initials of people who were allegedly given bribe had emerged and BJP has used it to target the Congress leadership.
Sharma said it was laughable that corruption cases that took place under the previous Congress government continue to make headlines even two-and-a-half-years after it was voted out and the BJP government took over.
An Italian court had convicted two top executives of defence major Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland is its subsidiary) for paying kickbacks in the deal.