Yogendra Yadav questions BJP’s ‘inaction’ against Varun Gandhi for ‘leaking’ defence secrets
Former AAP leader and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not taking action against party MP Varun Gandhi for allegedly leaking sensitive information about defence deals.
Yadav said the saffron party was not taking any action in the matter to safeguard their own, adding that the BJP has also not been able to take action in the case because if it taken cognisance of the wrongdoings in the issue, then it would have not been able to strike the Rafale deal with the company.
“In 2005 under the Congress regime, submarines were purchased and all know that this deal was made in an unfair manner. The whole country knows that the wrongdoing in this deal was camouflaged by the CBI and the then Congress government. The question is why this case has not been opened under the BJP regime,” Yogendra Yadav was quoted as asking by a news agency.
The Swaraj Abhiyan leader asked why no action was taken against Abhishek Verma, who was an accused then.
“I guess the BJP did not take action because their own MP is involved and second, if the saffron party would have taken action against in this case, then it would have not been able to strike the Rafale aircraft deal with the same company,” he added.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Varun Gandhi has threatened to file a criminal defamation suit against senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan and Allen, who claimed that he was honey-trapped and compromised by arms dealer Abhishek Verma.
“Prashant Bhushan’s allegations are baseless; will file a defamation lawsuit against him,” he said.
According to media report, a US-based lawyer called C Edmonds Allen alleged that his former business partner and controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma “honey-trapped” Varun Gandhi and some senior military officials with foreign sex workers to extract sensitive information about defence deals.
The allegations have been made in two letters sent to PM Modi’s office on August 25 and September 16 by lawyer-turned-whistleblower C Edmonds Allen, who has over the years supplied hundreds of documents to the CBI and other agencies against Verma, an accused in the infamous Navy war-room leak of 2005 and other cases, reported The Times of India.