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Cong has always encouraged corruption, says Tiwari

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Delhi BJP chief attacks party over AgustaWestland deal

Accusing it of having “committed corruption from Earth to space” Delhi BJP chief and the party’s MP from north-east Delhi, Manoj Tiwari on Monday attacked the Congress over the Agusta Westland deal.

Mr. Tiwari attempted to corner the party in the wake of “revelations” made by Christian Michel regarding the involvement of “a big man, the son of an Italian lady and ‘R’” as per the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) submissions to the Delhi’s Patiala House Court.

“The Congress party has always encouraged corruption. The Congress government under Sonia-Manmohan-Rahul Gandhi was the government of scamsters... and committed corruption everywhere from Earth to Space,” Mr. Tiwari said, adding that it “never concluded a defence deal without the middle man”.

“Everybody knows about the involvement of the Congress party in the Bofors scam and now it has done the same thing in the Agusta Wasteland VVIP helicopter deal and played with the security of the nation,” he alleged further.

Mr. Tiwari, citing Michel’s allegations, termed these “a direct allegation on the top leadership of the Congress party”.

“Prime Minister Narender Modi’s government is committed to working on the policy of zero tolerance against corruption... The Congress party tried to suppress this case again and again and tried to hide Michel so that the involvement of big leaders may not be exposed but the Modi government succeeded in the extradition of Michel from Dubai,” he argued.

‘BJP demands probe’

Citing the ED’s submission to the court on December 29, Mr. Tiwari said that the Delhi BJP demands an ED investigation into the involvement of a person named ‘R’ in the deal so that the “real face of the Congress party in betraying the country may be exposed” before the people.

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