Attacking the Congress Naqvi said that the party is trying to turn the AgustaWestland corruption case into August Kranti.
New Delhi| The war of words between the Congress and BJP has intensified after the extradition of AgustaWestland deal middleman Christian Michel. Commenting on Congress office-bearer appearing as Michel’s counsel, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress is a shelter home for corrupt.
Talking to a news agency, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs said that Congress has always sheltered the corrupt and called it a home for “corruption revolutionaries”. Attacking the Congress he said that the party is trying to turn the AgustaWestland corruption case into August Kranti. “If Congress has things its own way, then it will even turn its corruption cases into Kranti (revolution),” said Naqvi.
Congress was left red-faced when a lawyer from its youth wing appeared in the CBI court for Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore chopper deal. The party quickly swung into damage-control mode with the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) announcing that it has expelled the lawyer, Aljo K Joseph, “with immediate effect”.
Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in politically-sensitive Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, was brought to India on late Tuesday night following his extradition by the UAE, the CBI said. Earlier, UAE Ambassador Ahmed Albana had said that the decision of the extradition of Christian Michel- a British citizen should be left on the judicial system of the United Arab Emirates.