Names of bribe-takers in VVIP chopper deal must come to light: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the names of those who have taken bribes in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP AugustaWestland chopper deal must come to light.

PTI April 28, 2016 19:16:54 IST
Names of bribe-takers in VVIP chopper deal must come to light: Rajnath Singh

Bishnupur(WB): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the names of those who have taken bribes in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP AugustaWestland chopper deal must come to light.

"Serious allegations have been made against the Congress president in the chopper deal. It has to come to light who has taken the money," he said at an election meeting.

Accusing the previous Congress-led government at the centre of indulging in corruption, he said, "2G, 3G, helicopter. There were scams one after another during the Congress regime."

Names of bribetakers in VVIP chopper deal must come to light Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

Singh said none could raise a finger of accusation against NDA government whether it was led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee or Narendra Modi regarding corruption.

He also asked the Left Front which is fighting the assembly election in Bengal in alliance with the Congress, to make its position clear on alleged bribes in the chopper deal.

Mocking the Congress-Left alliance, he said the two parties are fighting each other in Kerala but contesting the poll together in Bengal.

Singh also criticised Trinamool Congress government for its "failure" to bring any change in the state despite giving its slogan for 'paribartan' given five years ago.

"Mamata Banerjee had given the slogan for paribartan five years back but after coming to power she has failed to bring any change," he said.

"She has also talked about Ma-Mati-Manush but neither Ma is secure, nor Mati nor Manush during TMC rule," he said.

The youth in Bengal are not getting employment and industries are closed. "Only bomb-making industry flourished here," he remarked.

The union minister said he had talked to the people in the state and they had told him that if election is held in an impartial manner neither TMC nor Left Front would win.

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