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Controversy erupts over Congress connection of Michel's counsel

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A controversy erupted on Wednesday after a activist appeared as a for British national in a in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case.

The row started after Suresh Nakhua, of the BJP's Mumbai unit, tweeted that Aljo K Joseph, who appeared for the Michel, was national incharge of the legal department of Indian Youth

"Any guesses who is for Mr Aljo K Joseph, National incharge, legal department, Indian Youth (Youth wing of Cong led by out on bail Rahul Gandhi)," he tweeted.

Soon after, In-charge of BJP's national Information and Technology department tweeted: "Meet the who is going to defend 'middleman' .. Does it get more obvious than that?."

Reacting to it, Joseph accepted that he was associated with the Congress but clarified that he appeared in the case in his personal and professional capacity.

"I am an and appeared in my personal capacity. If somebody asks me to appear on his behalf, I have discharged only my duty as a This has nothing to do with Congress. My relationship with Congress is separate and my professional relation is separate," Joseph said.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:08 IST