New Delhi: Soon after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed Delhi’s Patiala House Court that the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, Christian Michel, has named ‘Mrs Gandhi’, during interrogation, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar claimed that Congress regime was a government of corruption that compromised with national security. Earlier in the day, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told Delhi Court that Michel, has named ‘Mrs Gandhi’, while in custody. However, it is not clear in what reference has Gandhi been named. Also Read - West Bengal: Suvendu Adhikari Resigns as State Transport Minister, Cracks Widen In Trinamool Congress
“Revelations by ED show that there is ‘son of Italian lady’, ‘big man’ and ‘R’ involved. It points towards a family. Congress government was a government of corruption that compromised with national security,” ANI quoted Javedkar as saying. Also Read - Amarinder Singh Condemns Haryana Govt's Attempts To Prevent Farmers March To Delhi
On the other hand, the Congress accused the Narendra Modi government of misusing central agencies to malign the Gandhi family. “The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are not far away… The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) devoid of any issue is shamelessly misusing and abusing central agencies to malign the Gandhi family,”Congress leader Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh told reporters. Also Read - Congress Leader Ahmed Patel Laid to Rest in Gujarat’s Bharuch, Rahul Gandhi Attends Funeral
“It is already known that Michel was being pressurised to do so even before he was extradited to India,” said Singh citing Michel advocate’s July 17 statement, saying the Modi government is forcing Michel to sign a false confessional statement naming Sonia Gandhi in return for complete exoneration.
Singh also targeted Prime Minister Modi over the Rafale deal which the Congress claims to be India’s “biggest defence scam”. “The entire country knows what the chowkidar is. Instead of hiding behind the ED and the CBI, the Prime Minister should come out and face questions on the scam,” added the Congress leader.