Chopper deal: AAP alleges ‘setting’ between BJP-Cong

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking at a protest rally against Agustawestland scam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI photo

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking at a protest rally against Agustawestland scam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI photo

The Aam Admi Party has also jumped in to the protest against the AgustaWestland chopper deal. The party took out a protest march in Delhi and attacked both the BJP and the Congress for playing hand-in-glove.

AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the protest march on Saturday morning. He accused the Congress of receiving kickbacks in the VVIP chopper deal and the BJP of protecting senior Congress leaders like Sonia Gandhi.

“Modi is not able to gather enough courage to arrest Sonia Gandhi, to ask her even two questions, to interrogate her,” said Kejriwal while attacking the PM.

He alleged that the two parties have an “alliance in corruption”.

“Modi ji you have been made PM to take action not to leave the task for Italy court…Our chest would also be of 56 inch if you would have sent her to jail…when my PM says that Italy’s court is taking Gandhi’s name not and not him….I want to ask Modiji why are you scared of her?” Kejriwal lashed out at the Jantar Mantar rally.

“What investigation did they do in AgustaWestland case in two years? The Italian government completed investigation, filed the cases in court, judgment came and those who were involved in paying bribe were sent to jail,” Kejriwal said.

He spoke about a “setting” between the BJP and the Congress where both parties were looking after each other’s interests.

BJP government will not arrest Gandhi in chopper scam and the Congress will not raise the matter of Modi’s educational qualification, alleged the AAP leader.

He also questioned the progress of the probe in the alleged muti-crore rupees chopper deal.

In his speech, Kejriwal also raked in the Vadra issue. He alleged that PM Modi did nothing to arrest Congress President’s son-in-law in the Haryana land deal.

“Modi had said that the corrupt will be sent to jail. It has been two years and not a single person has been sent to jail…the country has been cheated and hence we had to again gather against their ‘alliance’ four years after we had gathered at the same place to protest the corruption of these two parties,” he said while listing the promises PM Modi made during his campaign ahead of Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

Kejriwal also claimed that both the Congress and BJP knew each other’s secrets.

“There is a very good setting. Modi has assured Congress that he will just abuse them but not arrest Gandhi in Agusta issue and Sonia Gandhi has assured him that his degree’s issue will not be raised by Congress,” he said.

The Delhi Chief Minister went on to say that PM Modi should be arrested and treated like former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar who was arrested in an fake degree row.

(With inputs from PTI)