PM Modi Targets Congress, Says Wait For Christian Michel To Spill Secrets

PM Modi Targets Congress, Says Wait For Christian Michel To Spill Secrets

PM Modi Targets Congress, Says Wait For Christian Michel To Spill Secrets 

New Delhi: PM Modi blasted, the opposition Congress party and the Gandhis over the extradition of Christian Michel. Mr Michel is the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal and was brought to New Delhi on Tuesday night.

PM Modi who was adressing an election rally in Rajasthan this afternoon, said that, "The VVIP helicopter scam took place during the UPA rule. We investigated the scam after coming to power and caught one of the accused. You must have read in the papers that the government has got him extradited from from Dubai. Who knows what secrets will tumble out once he starts talking?" 

A British national Michel is being investigated by India for organised bribes to push a Rs. 3,600-crore contract for VVIP helicopters to be purchased for top Indian leaders.

The AgustaWestland case involves the deal to purchase 12 luxury helicopters for use by the President, Prime Minister, former prime ministers and other VIPs, when Manmohan Singh's Congress-led coalition was in power.

The accused was extradited by Dubai after external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held discussions with her UAE counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi.

The 54 year old Michel was questioned all though the night at the CBI headquarters, will be produced before a Delhi court today. 

One of the three alleged middlemen, Christian Michel is being examined in the case, along with Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.