New Delhi: As war of words continue between Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress over the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, newly-appointed Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday made a sensational revelation that a 'paid news journalist' is being interrogated in connection with the alleged scam.
Not only this, the BJP MP also claimed that the Enforcement Directorate is looking at another journalist, who also got Rs 5 crore from Rafale deal.
The first paid news journalist in AW scam to be interrogated. On trail, ED is looking at another journo who also got Rs.5 crores from Rafael
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) May 7, 2016
Both Lok Sabha nd Rajya Sabha have been witnessing a huge furore after over the alleged VVIP chopper scam.
The issue has become major political affair in the country after a court in Milan, Italy, jailed AgustaWestland's former head Bruno Spagnolini on the charges of false accounting and corruption in the sale of the firm's 12 VVIP choppers to India.
Some documents submitted to the court contain the names of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her political adviser Ahmad Patel and former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi.
As negotiations between India and France for the sale of 36 Rafale jet fighters are on, a parliamentary panel recently expressed its displeasure over the non-conclusion of the deal.
The deal for the purchase of Rafale jets in fly-away condition was inked during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France in April last year.