Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How


A former partner of arms dealer Abhishek Verma, in a letter to the Prime Minister, has alleged that Verma “honey trapped and compromised” BJP MP Varun Gandhi into leaking information about defence matters, and blackmailed him with photographs taken with “foreign escorts” Varun Gandhi however dismissed the allegations as “nonsensical” and “insane” and said he would take legal action. Abhishek Verma is facing charges of corruption and money laundering. The September 16 letter that C Edmonds Allen, a New York-based lawyer, wrote to the Prime Minister was released Thursday to the media by Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. They demanded that the government order a “credible investigation into the charge made by Edmonds Allen along with photographs of a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Defence being compromised by these arm dealers through women escorts”.