AgustaWestland documents to be placed before Parliament on May 4: Manohar Parrikar

"Investigations will make it clear how much in kickbacks was paid and to whom but the manner in which the deal was inked and efforts were made to favour a particular company will have to be explained by those in power at the time," said Parikkar

By: Express News Service | Panaji | Updated: May 1, 2016 3:29 pm
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Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that complete details of the multi-crore VVIP chopper deal would be placed before the Parliament on Wednesday.

“The detailed chronology of the event, facts of the chopper deal, how clauses and provisions were relaxed to suit Agustawestland (chopper deal) will be placed before Parliament on Wednesday,” Parrikar said.

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He went on to add that the Congress-led UPA government had to answer on its inaction against the AgustaWestland deal. “The company was banned during our government, not theirs (UPA). First, let them show any action that they have taken against the company or if they have ordered for its blacklist,” Parrikar said.

On the report that will be tabled before Parliament, Parrikar suggested that those involved in the AgustaWestland deal had tried to erase their trail of corruption. “It is for us (government) to prove and prosecute them… for those who have received kickbacks will not leave behind any proof or evidence (of corruption)” he added.

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