Who benefitted from Agusta deal?… Parrikar asks in RS

RSTV Bureau

bjp-congressSpeaking on AgustaWestland controversy, Union Defense minister Manohar Parrikar told the Upper House that “country wants to know who instigated, supported and benefitted from AgustaWestland deal”. Parrikar was replying to the debate on the subject, which saw heated exchange between the members from Congress and BJP.

“It appears an invisible hand was guiding the action or inaction of CBI and ED,” the Defence Minister said training guns on the Congress-ruled UPA government.

“Inquiry will focus on roles of those named in the judgement of Italian court,” he said apprising the house that probe is in progress in India.There is bribe involved, said Parrikar adding that “it will be investigated who got the bribe”.

“Will leave no stone unturned in bringing to justice those who acted against the national interest,” he said in his reply to the debate on AgustaWestland controversy.

The principal opposition party is facing heat over the VVIP chopper deal controversy since last week with BJP targeting its top leadership to come clean on the issue.

Giving his statement amid intermittent protest by the members of Congress, Parrikar told the house that the “trials were not conducted on chopper bought by India but another one as it was still at development stage.”

Union Defense minister had earlier set the speculation rolling claiming that more “revelations” will be made during his speech in Rajya Sabha.