New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday sought to brush aside BJP’s attempts to drag him into the CWG and VVIP chopper scams, saying he is “happy to be targeted”.

“I am always being targeted, happy to be targeted,” he told reporters while entering Parliament House.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTICongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Union Minister V K Singh, however, chided Rahul for playing the victim. According to this report in the NDTV, Singh said, “A lot of people like to play victim. If he wants to play that, he’s welcome to.”

ANI tweeted Singh as saying:

Another Congress leader Shrikant Sharma reacted to the AgustaWestland scam and said:

Gandhi was asked about BJP MP Kirit Somaiya’s letter to ED and CBI asking them to check Gandhi’s links with a real estate developer allegedly involved in the CWG scam and also the alleged connections of his political aide with a middleman in the AgustaWestland deal.

Somaiya had said that Guido Haschke, an alleged middleman in the chopper deal is common in both the scams and that he is linked to Christian Michel, an accused in the VVIP chopper scam.

Previously, Sonia Gandhi had rejected as “baseless” allegations linking her and party leaders to bribes in the chopper deal, calling them an attempt at character assassination.

“I am not afraid of anyone cornering me as there is no basis to that. All the accusations they are throwing at us are false,” Gandhi had said a few days back as the BJP sought to target her on the deal.

“Where are the proofs. They are lying,” Gandhi had said.

With inputs from PTI

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VVIP chopper scam continues to haunt Congress: Rahul says he’s happy to be targeted