Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, during a protest rally against the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, said it's been two years since Narendra Modi's government came into force, but it has not put any corrupt people in jail as he had promised. Italy has jailed those related to the AgustaWestland case, but Modi doesn't have the courage to question Congress President Sonia Gandhi, he added.
A day after the Congress took out a massive rally, called "Save Democracy," to protest against the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took out a rally at Jantar Mantar and Race Course, ANI reported. Members of the AAP and the police clashed in Central Delhi on Saturday during the rally. The top brass of the Congress were also detained briefly at the Parliament Street Police Station on Friday.
"We made Modi the prime minister so that he could take action against the corrupt not so he could leave the investigation to a court in Italy," Kejriwal can be seen saying in this video. "Our chest would have expanded to 56-inch if the prime minister had said that he put Sonia Gandhi behind bars. But today our prime minister says that not me, but the court in Italy names Sonia Gandhi. Why is he so scared of Sonia Gandhi? What's the need to be so scared of Sonia Gandhi?," he added.
Kejriwal attacked the top leadership of the BJP, saying that BJP President Amit Shah and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had pleaded to Sonia Gandhi for the names of those who were involved in the AgustaWestland corruption scandal. He also alleged that the BJP was colluding with the Congress.
Meanwhile, the cousins of former air chief SP Tyagi, who have been named in the scam, reached the CBI headquarters on Saturday for questioning.
Julie Tyagi, SP Tyagi's cousin, on being asked whether he would be arrested by ANI, said that "only god knows."
AgustaWestland S.p.A was an Italian company that designed and manufactured choppers. In 2013, the investigation on bribery accusations against senior officials and the company began in Italy. In April 2016, a court in Italy convicted the then chief of the company, Giuseppe Orsi, to four years in jail for bribing Indian politicians and government officials. The judgement by the Italian court reportedly mentions Congress President Sonia Gandhi as one of the parties who received kickbacks. The BJP-led government has said that investigation is being conducted in the matter.