BJP raises VVIP chopper deal issue in Lok Sabha, seeks probe into controversy
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.
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.
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.
A recent visit to Delhi by state tourism minister CP Yogeeshwara and MLA Arvind Bellad had led to reports claiming that efforts were underway to unseat Yediyurappa
Sharma's appointment to the post negates the chances of his induction in the UP cabinet because of the BJP's larger principle of one-man-one-post, a party leader said
In battle between pro and anti-Modi group of retired diplomats, ideology and politics trump objectivity
Former diplomats speak from an elevated podium. Recent criticisms put forward by them, however, are by and large polemical attacks driven by a strong dislike of the prime minister. They have every right to do so but these comments should then be construed as political, and not objective policy assessments.