Amit Shah: Gandhi family shares deep friendship with Michel

Dec 31, 2018, 19:26 IST | IANS

His remarks came after the ED brought in the name of 'Mrs Gandhi' and 'big man R', an apparent reference to Sonia Gandhi and her son

Amit Shah: Gandhi family shares deep friendship with Michel
Amit Shah

Accusing the Gandhi family of having a "time-tested and deep" friendship with arrested British national Christian James Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday sought to know why Michel passed on the details of questioning on Mrs Gandhi, an apparent reference to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, to his lawyer.

"Does anyone know why Christian Michel passed on the details of questioning on Mrs Gandhi to his Lawyer? Did he want them to be passed on to Mrs Gandhi herself? Why?" Shah asked on Twitter referring to a slip being passed by Michel to his lawyer Aljo Joseph in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody which referred to a set of questions related to "Mrs Gandhi".

His remarks came after the ED brought in the name of 'Mrs Gandhi' and 'big man R', an apparent reference to Sonia Gandhi and her son and Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a special court when it got a seven-day extension of custody of Michel.

"Michel's lawyer has admitted that the paper was indeed passed on to him. He thought that it was a list of medicines, which could have been transparently given in any case. We have heard of Zandu Balm and Tiger Balm but what is this 'Family Balm' that every middleman wants," Shah said in a series of tweets.

He also attacked the Congress for "temporarily" suspending its party leader Aljo Joseph, who is representing Michel in the court.

"In any case, what must be told again and again is the Congress background of Michel's lawyer. The so-called expulsion remains a sham. He remains the conduit between Michel and Mrs Gandhi," he said.

"In the national interest, Michel's lawyer must tell us about the existence of documents of 2008, which make a reference to Mrs Gandhi. Evidently, the friendship between Michel and one family in India is time-tested and deep," he added.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in the headline, the story has been provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from our side. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Male nurse splits baby during delivery; leaves head in womb

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK