New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday met the 6 pm deadline set by Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, of which he is a member, to authenticate all documents he quoted from in his speech during the debate on the AgustaWestland chopper bribery scam earlier this week.
Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien had asked the newly-nominated Rajya Sabha MP to authenticate all documents by 6 pm today failing which all the claims Swamy made during the debate while referring to the documents would have been deleted from records.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has now stated in the Rajya Sabha that Swamy has now authenticated all the documents.
“Complying with the direction of the Chair, he (Subramanian Swamy) has already authenticated all the papers,” Naqvi said in the Upper House.
“Honourable member has already authenticated all the papers,” Naqvi added.
VP Singh Badnore, who is currently chairing the Rajya Sabha, confirmed that the documents have been authenticated by Swamy.
“I have been told that it has been authenticated,” Badnore said.
Swamy had earlier said that the "Congress is not able to tolerate facts" which he spoke about in the Rajya Sabha.
Congress leaders, on the other hand, had accused him of lying.