New Delhi, Dec 6 (IECurrentAffairs) Mounting an attack on the Congress, BJP said on Thursday that ‘the extended hand of the 10 Janpath was working to help Christian Michel’, the alleged middleman in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
‘Congress is standing rock solid behind Michel. This is a calculated move to see that Christian Michel is protected,’ BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said in a press conference at party headquarters here.
The Congress party is completely rattled after the extradition of Christian Michel, he said, adding that. ‘They know the reason. They had sent their team to defend Christian Michel.’
‘The family in Congress is getting sleepless nights,’ he said.
Michel, who was extradited from the UAE on Tuesday night, is being defended by three lawyers — Aljo K Joseph, a Congress activist, Indian Youth Congress, Vishnu Shankar, son of Kerala leader Chittar Madhu and Sriram Prakat, a former NSUI leader– All three have worked under big Congress lawyers like Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal, he said.
‘Congress has appointed its pointsmen to save Michel,’ he said, adding that BJP wanted to save the country’s money while the whole Congress party is trying to protect Michel.
Yesterday, in an interview Michel has said somebody has asked me to represent Michel, Dr Patra said.
‘Joseph categorically said “Somebody” asked me to appear for Middleman Christian Mischel ..question is who is the “Somebody” in Congress? In a party where everyone apart from the “Somebody” is a “Nobody”?
‘ There are only two somebody in the Congress and rest are nobody. It is no rocket science to guess who is somebody,’ Dr Patra said.
Cleverly, the Congress has projected small names, who have worked with experienced lawyers of the party, he said.
Joseph was expelled on Wednesday night from the party as he did not consult the party and acted in his individual capacity.
Dr Patra said this drama of being expelled , they have seen earlier.
‘Why not withdraw Joseph from the case,’ he asked, alleging that Congress wants its own people in the case so that it gets full information.
The Congress party was making a plea to the court through his lawyers that Christian Michel does not need remand, he stated.