BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said all a few attorneys, such as now expelled Youth Congress functionary Aljo K Joseph, who appeared for Michel in a Delhi court had one-way links with Congress. While Congress expelled Joseph, Patra termed it a “charade and drama”.
Patra mentioned apart from Joseph, Vishnu Shankar, the son of a Kerala Congress leader, and Sriram Parakkat, who was an NSUI member, ended up component of Michel’s legal group. “All 3 have labored below massive Congress attorneys like Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal,” he claimed.
Patra claimed Congress may have expelled Joseph but he remained a law firm for the accused as “10 Janpath”, the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, needed its personal persons to be in touch with Michel.
“Christian Michel’s extradition has rattled Congress, whose prolonged hand is defending the intermediary in the AgustaWestland chopper offer to defend the relatives,” Patra alleged at a press meeting.
He reported Congress had previously acted from its leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sandeep Dikshit but they were being “promoted” later. Congress experienced suspended Aiyar in December very last yr for his “neech” jibe against PM Narendra Modi. The suspension was revoked in August.
To a dilemma about legal professionals linked to leading BJP leaders showing for individuals accused of corruption, Patra reported they did not only recuse by themselves but also returned the payment paid to them.