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Modi govt's only agenda is to defame one family: Sharad Yadav

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Opposition Sunday said the government's only agenda was to defame one family and portray that the country made no progress after independence.

Yadav's remark comes after the ED told a hearing the VVIP chopper case that middleman was misusing legal access by passing chits to his advocates asking them how to tackle questions on

In a statement, Yadav, now a ally, said the government at the Centre was indulging in "cheap politics" and had extradited Michel to divert the people's attention from the Rafale deal and other issues.

Opposition parties have alleged corruption in the purchase of Rafale aircrafts from France, a charge rejected by the government.

"I have no hesitation in saying that the ruling party is playing cheap by pressuring investigation agencies to name leaders in the alleged misdeed in the case," Yadav said.

People are not so foolish. They can see through the government's hidden agenda, he added.

Yadav said the should tell the people what has it done for them since 2014.

Michel, who was extradited from recently, was arrested by the on December 22 and produced before a special court on Saturday which extended his custody by seven days.

He was earlier lodged in in the related (CBI) case.

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First Published: Sun, December 30 2018. 17:20 IST