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Modi on Christian Michel: 'Razdaar' will reveal all secrets

ANI  |  Sumerpur (Rajasthan) [India] 

on Wednesday expressed confidence that Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the helicopter deal, would "reveal all the secrets" related to the scam.

"We don't know how far this issue will go," said while addressing a rally here in Pali district of poll-bound Rajasthan, a day after Michel was brought to following his extradition from

Michel, a British is accused of paying kickbacks to secure the Rs 3600 crore deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in 2007. The deal was scrapped in 2013 following the bribery allegations.

He was brought to late on Tuesday night and a court here on Wednesday remanded him to five-day CBI custody.

"Under the regime of Progressive Alliance (UPA), a VVIP chopper scam took place. After we came to power, an investigation was conducted into it and one person from was found (allegedly) guilty for his involvement in the case. Now this 'razdaar' (of secrets) will reveal all the secrets," the said.

During his speech, accused the party of being corrupt while in power in the past.

Referring to the ongoing Herald case involving UPA and Rahul Gandhi, Modi said, "We won in the yesterday. The court said that the has the right to reassess their (Sonia and Rahul Gandhi's) income tax returns."

had filed a case against Sonia Gandhi, and others in 2012, accusing them of misusing party funds to buy a firm that published Herald newspaper.

In his petition, Swamy alleged a fraud to the tune of Rs. 16 billion by acquiring a public limited company (AJL), through their private company,

"No one thought that a chai wala (tea seller) would bring down a party that ruled for four generations. I have taken them to court and they have had to seek bail in cases related to corruption," the 68-year-old said, in a veiled reference to the party.

Attacking the Congress, he said the party has done very little for the poor and was only concerned about being in power.

"I was not born with a silver spoon. I have seen poverty. After coming to power, I believe that there is no reason for to be poor after so many years. Only one family is the reason for poverty," Modi contended.

"How can the Congress party, which created so many divisions in the society in the last 70 years, work for the interest of the people? First, give an account of these 70 years, then ask us about 4.5 years (of NDA rule)," the Prime Minister said.

He said he was confident that the people of would vote the BJP back to power in the December 7 polling.

"Wherever I travelled and met people, I have seen that they have decided to elect a BJP government once again. People of have decided. Now, our work is to win every polling booth. I don't want to win just Rajasthan, I want to win every polling booth," Modi said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:05 IST
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