BJP raises VVIP chopper deal issue in Lok Sabha, seeks probe into controversy

New Delhi: BJP on Monday raked up the VVIP chopper scandal in Lok Sabha following Italian court's reported observation that the UPA government showed "substantial disregard" in arriving at the full truth behind the multi-crore scam.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Meenakshi Lekhi said that the observations of the Italian court that found corruption in the Rs 3,565-crore Agusta Westland deal, were serious.

The VVIP chopper deal issue was raised in Parliament. File photo. PTI

The VVIP chopper deal issue was raised in Parliament. File photo. PTI

Seeking a statement from the Defence Ministry, she said Italy had requested India in April 2013 to get full documentation in the case but was provided only three documents and that too in 2014.

She wanted a thorough probe in the matter as also a discussion in the House.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu assured the member that he would bring the matter to the notice of the Defence Minister.


Updated Date: Apr 25, 2016 19:24 PM

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