The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raked up the VVIP chopper scandal in Lok Sabha today 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 AgustaWestland 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.