CM lambasts Congress over AgustaWestland deal
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Dec. 31: Chief Minister Raghubar Das Monday said that the year 2019 would be a year dedicated to development. He said 2019 would also be a year of trust on the state government.
Das said the state government would continue its mission to provide good and exemplary governance to the people of Jharkhand. Many milestones would be achieved in this year and the years ahead, he said.
Taking a jibe on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, the CM attacked Congress party for their alleged involvement in the AgustaWestland Choppers deal. He said it is a situation of �Chor Machaye Shor�.
Addressing a press meet at his Agrico residence, Das said, �Top Congress leaders got kickbacks in the Rs 37,000 crore deal and based on Christian Michel’s statement of naming ‘Mrs Gandhi’ at Patiala House Court on Saturday, it has been proved why Congress is afraid of investigation in the case.
Claiming that Congress party gave birth to corruption in the country, Das said, �Michel has named Mrs Gandhi. Even in the Italian court, Mrs Gandhi�s name was taken and Michel’s arrest was made in connection with the same case.”
The CM claimed that in the VVIP choppers deal, it is speculated that a scam of Rs 370 crore was done and Rs 150 crore went into the pockets of Congress leaders. He said that with ED extraditing Michel to India, Congress is afraid the truth will be out soon.
The CM later inspected several areas under his Legislative Assembly Area of Jamshedpur East. He went to Birsanagar and interacted with residents on various issues.
Talking to local residents, Das said the government is dedicated to the development of Jharkhand with special focus on cleanliness and infrastructure. He said people will reap the benefits of several welfare schemes as it was top on his Government�s priority list.
He also spoke to party workers of his constituency. He walked barefoot at several places and interacted with common people. He asked party leaders to support the administration in carrying out development work.
�This is also my home Assembly constituency. We need to ensure that development work is carried out smoothly. However, if people find any irregularities they can raise their voice,� said Das.
The CM made it clear to party workers that before creating uproar they must talk to the authorities concerned and if they are not satisfied they can raise their voice.