- Allegations of corruption in the 2011 defense deal
- BJP claims – Bhandari was given bribe
- Sanjay Bhandari seeks political asylum in UK
Another corruption issue has come to the fore during the election season. This matter is 11 years old when the UPA government was at the center and there was an initiative to upgrade the fighter aircraft. BJP has alleged that bribe has been taken in that deal. Corruption has been carried out on a large scale.
The name of arms middleman Sanjay Bhandari has come to the fore in this entire scandal, who has filed a case in London. BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia claims that Bhandari has accused Thales Company of not getting its full commission yet. The deal was done for 170 crores but it has got only 75 crores. Thales is the same company that works to upgrade fighter planes.
What is this whole controversy?
BJP has alleged that when this deal was done in 2011, Thales Company was also included in it. Now Gaurav Bhatia has made this serious allegation on the basis of some media reports, apart from this, he has also targeted Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra. It has been claimed that Sanjay Bhandari is a close aide of Robert Vadra. For this reason, BJP leaders Gaurav Bhatia are demanding answers from Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
They say that when the Modi government came to the center, then the extradition of Sanjay Bhandari was started. In our government all defense deals are done with complete transparency. This is a government-to-government deal. But the Congress in its time has done only commission evasion. Gaurav Bhatia has even said that during the time of Congress, the jawans used to yearn for bullet proof jackets, but the then government was busy buying VVIP choppers.
Bhandari sought political asylum?
Now for information, let us tell you that all this controversy has started after a report of Telegraph. It has been said in that report that Sanjay Bhandari has filed a case against Thales Company. He alleges that he has not yet received his Rs 92 crore from the company. In that report, the upgradation of Mirage fighter aircraft in India has also been mentioned. For this reason BJP is making serious allegations against Congress and Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law on the basis of this report.
By the way, another information has been given from the Telegraph which has made this claim. It has been said that Sanjay Bhandari may probably take political asylum in the UK. He has said in his application that during the UPA government, help was given in defense deals. But now that there is a BJP government, then it is being targeted, in such a situation an appeal has been made for political asylum.
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