Sanjha Morcha

Those linked to chopper deal got good positions, says Parrikar

New Delhi, May 8

In a bid to buttress the allegations of Congress’ involvement in AgustaWestland scam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said all those who were linked to the tainted VVIP chopper deal were given “good positions” following their retirement.”Many people who had some links with Agusta, I am not saying illegitimate links, but some links with Agusta procurement and supply, were given good positions,” Parrikar said. Asserting that they were good to the powers at that time, he said, “They were close to the powers at that time. They were favourites. So obviously, they were placed there to ensure this deal goes through. It is an indirect evidence.” However, he said it was for the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate to decide whether to question the people concerned or not.”If you see, many people from there (Agusta days) are sitting in good positions. Someone became governor, someone became an ambassador, I am not questioning them but one has become constitutional authority… (These) people are at good positions,” he had told a TV channe