Kejriwal dares BJP to arrest Sonia, other Congress leaders

arvind-kejriwal-delhi-chief-minister-afp.jpg.image.975.568.jpg.image.975.568 (1) (File) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | AFP

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over the Rs 3,600 crore Agusta Westland chopper deal scam and also wondered why the CBI is not conducting raids in any of the Congress leaders' house.

The AAP leader dared the ruling party to arrest Congress President Sonia Gandhi and others who face allegations in the controversial deal.

“I dare BJP to arrest Sonia ji and those Congress leaders named in Italy court order and interrogate them,” Kejriwal said on Twitter. Questioning BJP's intentions, he alleged there is a strong relationship between Congress and the saffron party.

" BJP will never do it (arresting Congress leaders). BJP's intentions are bad. For five years, BJP will engage in political rhetoric. There is a strong relationship between Congress and BJP," he said in another tweet.

This is the first time Kejriwal directly mentions Sonia's name in the scam. The controversial deal to buy 12 choppers for VVIPs and the alleged bribes paid in clinching it have triggered a political storm after an Italian court "cited handwritten references" to Sonia Gandhi, her political secretary Ahmed Patel and former Air Chief SP Tyagi by a middleman in a judgement that convicted the helicopter company's chief executive.

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