VVIP chopper scam: RSS mouthpiece dares Congress to reveal who's 'Signora Gandhi' mentioned in Italian court

The Italian court has described this Signora as the "driving force" behind the helicopter scam, the RSS mouthpiece said.

Updated: May 01, 2016, 20:48 PM IST
VVIP chopper scam: RSS mouthpiece dares Congress to reveal who's 'Signora Gandhi' mentioned in Italian court

New Delhi: Taking a dig at Congress, the RSS on Sunday wondered who would have thought a ghost of a scam will come all the way from Italy to haunt its president Sonia Gandhi and dared the party to tell the country who 'Signora Gandhi' is as mentioned in an Italian court.

"The people of the oldest party insist that Signora should not be linked to a particular name. But someone has betrayed the country. Who is it? Bribe-givers are behind bars. Who are the bribe-takers," the Hindu nationalist organisation said in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya'.

Attacking the Congress over corruption in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, it further said, "Thousands of people fear that a certain political party mired in corruption may resort to riots to deflect the nation's attention from its leaders."

Without naming Sonia Gandhi, the editorial said,"No one had thought the ghost of a scam will come all the way from Italy to haunt Signora."

It also said that the Congress camp is "rattled" by the presence of some new faces in Rajya Sabha, In an apparent reference to BJP leader Subranian Swamy.

The editorial dares Congress to reveal the mystery behind "Signora Gandhi", adding, "It's sad that with Signora, the name of (Mahatma) Gandhi, whom the nation reveres, was also defamed in an Italian court".

The Italian court has described this Signora as the "driving force" behind the helicopter scam, it said.

The editorial said people can see through the veil and "Signora has to come out in the open now".

"Signora will have to come out in the open now....Is Signora bigger than the party? Is she bigger than even Gandhi?" it said.

(With PTI inputs)