Hold the PM, Sonia Gandhi accountable in VVIP chopper scam, says BJP: Highlights

Hold the PM, Sonia Gandhi accountable in VVIP chopper scam, says BJP: Highlights
New Delhi Ten days before the Budget session of Parliament begins, the opposition has been handed a new controversy to attack the Congress-led UPA government with and the BJP has quickly termed the Italian chopper deal now under a cloud as the "second Bofors scam".

Senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed the media today demanding that the deal be reviewed.

Highlights of his press conference.

  • Was the Ambassador of Italy summoned to Defence Ministry and impressed upon the need for information?
  • Did Mr Antony send some senior officer of the Defence Ministry to get information?
  • Certainly this arrest of the CEO is the culmination of a process of investigation - why did the govt not know anything?
  • Let the govt explain why an inquiry was not done earlier... Who was trying to save whom? We want to know.
  • We will hold the PM, Sonia Gandhi accountable.
  • We demand that fresh supply be stopped and the deal be reviewed.
  • Does Govt inaction have to do with company being Italian?
  • I find it very interesting that  the UPA finds a way to get kickbacks on all projects started by the NDA - be it the 2G scam, the Commonwealth Games, and now this.



 
Story First Published: February 13, 2013 15:18 IST

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