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AgustaWestland scam: CBI conducted raid against me but why not against Congress leaders, asks Kejriwal

India TV Politics Desk 28 Apr 2016, 15:23:53 IST
India TV Politics Desk

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the Centre of deliberately protecting some top Congress figures in the AugustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

Questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘silence’ over the issue, he wondered why CBI raids have not been conducted against Congress leaders in connection with the case.

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 tweeted, referring to Congress president 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.”

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 Modi 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.