Sharpening the attack on Congress on the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Saturday said the theory that the company was blacklisted during the UPA rule and it was lifted by NDA was a “figment of imagination”.Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score, 26th T20, Indian Premier League 2016, April 30, 2016Jaitley disputed the statement of former Defence Minister A K Antony that the UPA regime had blacklisted AugustaWestland Finmeccanica after the bribe issue come out on the chopper deal.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Targeting Antony, he said the statement given by him to the party suffers from a “misnomer” as much as its mentions that the company was blacklisted by the UPA regime and that it was lifted by the NDA.
ALSO READ VVIP chopper scam: Former Deputy Chief of Indian Air Force JS Gujral questioned by CBI”This is a figment of somebody’s imagination,” Jaitley, a former defence minister, said during an interaction with the audience after releasing the NDA vision document for the May 16 Kerala assembly polls.He alleged that the decision to award the contract was influenced by bribery.
ALSO READ VVIP chopper scam: Congress acted immediately after finding ‘transactions of bribery’, says Veerappa Moily”The buck stops with those who took the decision and the decision was influenced by bribery. The fact that there was bribery is unquestionably there. There is a transaction in which bribe giver is being convicted. We are only struggling to find out the identity of the bribe taker,” he said.”Obviously, the bribe taker has to be among those who influenced to ward the contract. Strangers don’t get bribes. Those who influenced decision get bribes,” Jaitley added.
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