Shimla, Dec 31 (PTI) AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam will be a major issue in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said Monday. Also Read - Money Laundering Case: Cox and Kings Promoter Peter Kerkar Remanded to ED Custody Till Dec 3

“The Enforcement Directorate has recently informed Delhi Patiala court that the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, Christian Michel, named “Mrs Gandhi” and “the son of the Italian lady” in custody,” Thakur told reporters here. Also Read - ED Arrests Cox & Kings Promoter Peter Kerkar in Money Laundering Case

Michel’s reference is clearly aimed at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and her son and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Thakur said, adding that this issue would certainly be a major issue in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Also Read - SSR Case: Maddock Films Says no Payment Made to Actor After Reports of ED Questioning Dinesh Vijan Surface

He said, “The Congress was now left with no option but to level baseless allegation that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre was using the ED for political benefits.”

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