BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy has weighed in once again on the matter of a Congress leader (now expelled) representing extradited AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel as the latter's lawyer.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday morning, having opined on the topic once earlier on the previous night on Republic TV's primetime debate, the Rajya Sabha MP said that the development was "sinister".
In his reasoning, Dr Swamy put forth that this establishes a communication link between Michel and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi (whom he refers to by the moniker mentioned below).
It was the BJP that had first pointed out that Aljo Joseph, who is representing Christian Michel, was the Yuva Congress legal in-charge.
Minutes after this, and immediately after Michel was remanded to 5-days CBI custody, Joseph was spotted at the AICC headquarters, where he attempted to draw a clear line between his party affiliation and his professional commitments as a lawyer. Hours later, however, the Yuva Congress expelled him, stating the following in its letter:
"Aljo K Joseph appeared in his personal capacity. He did not consult the Youth Congress before appearing in the case. IYC (Indian Youth Congress) had removed Aljo Joseph from IYC's Legal Department and expelled him from the party with immediate effect."
On Thursday morning, Aljo Joseph met with Christian Michel at the CBI HQ, as the Patiala House Court has allowed him to do for one hour every day. Republic TV posed questions to him, though he didn't offer a response.
Political attacks have been traded thick and fast in the aftermath of Michel's sensational extradition from Dubai. The Prime Minister, addressing election rallies in Rajasthan, made numerous references to Michel being the 'secret keeper' in the AgustaWestland case, alluding to the possibility that he may spill the beans on UPA era politicians being involved in the case. PM also directly named Sonia Gandhi, speaking of a letter relating to her and the case.
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