AgustaWestland scam: Manmohan Singh rebuts BJP’s charge
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday rebutted the Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegation of corruption in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, asserting there was “no case in this”.
“There is no case, my party will respond,” said Manmohan Singh when asked about AgustaWestland chopper deal.
The chopper deal scam has led to an uproar in parliament after reports that an Italian court has found that around Rs.120-125 crore was paid to Indian officials to get the $530 million contract for the VVIP chopper deal.
The court order, according to media reports, showed that the firm lobbied with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her close aides, including Ahmed Patel, and then prime minister Manmohan Singh.