AgustaWestland scam: Kejriwal dares BJP to arrest Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday in a series of tweets questioned PM Modi's silence over AgustaWestland chopper deal and dared BJP to arrest Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

"I dare BJP 2 arrest Sonia ji n those cong leaders named in Italy court order n interrogate them," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Continuing his tweet in a second part, he accused the party of having wrong intentions and claimed that there'll be only talks and no action from the party in 5 years' time.

Kejriwal asked whether those named in Italian court order should not be immediately arrested and interrogated. "Why is the PM silent on Agusta? First BJP spared Vadra, now protecting entire Congress top brass in Augusta?," the Delhi Chief Minister said on twitter, referring to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.

He also tweeted, "Shudn't those named in Italy court order be immediately arrested n interrogated? CBI raid had been conducted at me, but why there is no raid at Congress persons (sic)."

In December last year, CBI had raided the office of Kejriwal's Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar in connection with an alleged corruption case. Kejriwal had then accused the PM of getting CBI raid conducted at Delhi Secretariat.

The controversial deal to buy VVIP choppers and the alleged bribes paid in clinching it have triggered a political storm after an Italian court cited handwritten references to Sonia Gandhi, her political secretary Ahmed Patel and former Air Chief S P Tyagi by a middleman in a judgement that convicted the helicopter company's chief executive.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Apr 28, 2016 18:43:30 IST

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