Manmohan Singh should clarify S P Tyagi’s charge: BJP

“The epicenter of the corruption during the UPA regime was the PMO office and 10 Janpath (Sonia Gandhi’s residence)," BJP leader said.

By: ANI | Bangalore | Updated: December 12, 2016 11:51 am
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Sunday that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh needs to give a clarification on the charge put up by former air force chief S P Tyagi that that the Prime Minister Office had asked for a tweaking of the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.

“The epicenter of the corruption during the UPA regime was the PMO office and 10 Janpath (Sonia Gandhi’s residence). Today, S P Tyagi has categorically stated that all the changes in Augusta Westland chopper’s specifications were made at the behest of the PMO office.
Manmohan Singh has to explain and clarify on this charge as his office is under attack,” BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI.

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He added, “I’m sure the investigating officers will take it forward and enquire former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on this monumental corruption engineered during his period.”

Tyagi has been accused by investigators in Italy and India of abusing his official position to swing the contract in favour of Finnmeccanica, the parent company of UK-based helicopter maker AgustaWestland, by tailoring specifications of the tender at the instance of his cousins and was arrested on Friday along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie and advocate Gautam Khaitan.

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  1. S
    Dec 11, 2016 at 8:55 am
    The PMO officials and Sonia office officials under UPA ll rule shoulld be checked for possessing disproportionate ets. They were not run the government but looted India as much as possible. It is shame that we elected these people.
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    Bijan Mohanty
    Dec 11, 2016 at 10:53 am
    Interesting ! Modi propaa machinery is giving shape to another publicity storm to be unleashed in paid TV channels, paid newspapers and in social media through paid trolls on Tyagi arrest and corruption by Congress Bigwigs to just divert the attention of the public from the dismal failure by Modi in managing the demonetisation implementation and to contain the back lash. Govt. was sleeping for 2 and a half years and suddenly woke up to Augusta scam !lt;br/gt;Sunday, December 11, 2016
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    Bijan Mohanty
    Dec 11, 2016 at 10:55 am
    It is equally a shame that we elected the present lot who are siding with the corrupt corporates, shielding them and have destro the rural economy in the name of demonetisation just to help multinationals.