AgustaWestland deal: Raman Singh calls SC verdict ‘victory of truth’
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today’ hailed the dismissal of a petition’ seeking probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of an AgustaWestland helicopter by his government.
“The Supreme Court’s decision made it clear that no irregularities were committed in the chopper deal. The petition was politically motivated,” Singh told reporters. He claimed that the committee formed (in 2007) for the purchase of a chopper for VIP use comprised principal secretary of finance department, secretary of aviation and principal secretary to the chief minister, and it carried out the tendering process in a transparent manner.
“Today, on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, the court’s decision has proved that truth can never be defeated and it was a victory of truth,” the chief minister said.
Opposition Congress doesn’t have issues which it can raise in the Assembly, and after facing defeat thrice in “people’s court” (in Assembly elections) it tried to mislead people by raising this issue in the court, Singh said. Congress, on the other hand, said chief minister Singh is yet to answer several questions related to the deal.
“As per my information, the Supreme Court has said the complaint pertaining to irregularity in the purchase of the chopper can be lodged at …read more