1. Agustawestland scam: Take action if there is evidence, says A K Antony

Agustawestland scam: Take action if there is evidence, says A K Antony

Hitting back at BJP for targeting Congress leadership over the AgustaWestland chopper deal, former defence minister A K Antony today dared the Narendra Modi government to take "strong" action against "bribe givers and takers" if there was any evidence.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2016 12:12 PM
Agustawestland scam Hitting back at BJP for targeting Congress leadership over the AgustaWestland chopper deal, former defence minister A K Antony today dared the Narendra Modi government to take “strong” action against “bribe givers and takers” if there was any evidence. (PTI)

Hitting back at BJP for targeting Congress leadership over the AgustaWestland chopper deal, former defence minister A K Antony today dared the Narendra Modi government to take “strong” action against “bribe givers and takers” if there was any evidence.

Asserting that no names were revealed in the Italian court which convicted former employees of AgustaWestland for giving bribes in the deal, he said, “At every stage in the Italian court, our lawyer represented the case.

“They cross examined all witnesses. At no stage, names were revealed. My question is now -CBI is with present government, ED (Enforcement Directorate) is with present government. Why delay, if there is evidence?” he told reporters here.

When asked about BJP launching an all-out attack against Congress on the issue, he said, “Take strong action against bribe givers and bribe takers.”

Antony, who is in Kerala to launch the party’s election campaign for the May 16 Assembly poll, said, “The Italian court has convicted the bribe giver. Please take action against the bribe taker. CBI, ED are all with them.”

Seeking to turn the tables, the Congress Working Committee member said “the bribe giver– the company, is part of the ‘Make in India campaign’ of the NDA government.”

BJP has been targeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders on the chopper deal during the UPA II regime.

Congress has alleged that it was a political conspiracy to malign the party leadership in the chopper deal.

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    Raghavan
    Apr 30, 2016 at 11:26 pm
    India needs congress free governments for scam free India
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    1. Nanban
      May 1, 2016 at 11:45 am
      We all know no action will ever be taken against American controlled Italian mafia..waste of time and resources
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        Krishna
        Apr 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm
        Any culprit will leave some evidence however smart she is. Antony Sir, don't worry, action is happening and it will reach the guilty in due time.
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