VVIP Chopper deal: BJP asks Cong to come clear on issue

imagesNEW DELHI: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu today asked the Congress to come out clear in the Agusta Westland helicopter controversy.
Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Mr Naidu said, the government is pursuing the case with all seriousness. He wondered why Congress is accusing the ruling dispensation of the deal which was not even signed in its tenure. Mr Naidu said Congress is spreading lies in the matter.
The Minister also asked Congress to brush its facts before making statements like Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi at United Nations General Assembly in September 2015.The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had clarified yesterday that there was no such meeting between the two Prime Ministers.
Countering Mr Naidu, Congress said instead of playing politics, the government should speed up the inquiry by the CBI which the UPA had ordered in the case. Party leader A K Antony said the truth should come out and the middleman be punished.
Another party leader Veerappa Moily said, present government is targeting the opposition unnecessarily. He said the BJP is deliberately making attempts to malign the image of party president and vice president.
Meanwhile, reacting to controversy, BSP Chief Ms Mayawati said, there should a Supreme court monitored probe in the Agusta Westland deal.

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