WATCH: PM Modi Breaks Silence On Christian Michel's Extradition, Speaks About What Agusta Middleman May Reveal

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the extradition of AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel at a poll rally in Rajasthan's Sumerpur on Wednesday

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the extradition of AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel at a poll rally in Rajasthan's Sumerpur on Wednesday.

Watch what he said in the video above.

"I had spoken about the Helicopter scam. Hadn't it happened? A scam of thousands of crores -- had it happened or not? In the country, VVIP helicopters -- and you will remember the letter, Madam Sonia's letter." 

"VVIP helicopters, VVIP helicopters -- brothers and sisters, the papers and documents had been scattered. We kept looking for them. And we got our hands on one secret keeper. He used to be an agent. He used to take care of India's Naamdar's friends. He had fled. He's an English citizen, living in Dubai. He used to be a middleman in selling helicopters. Today, you may have read in the papers that the Indian government had brought him from Dubai. Now the secret-keeper will spill beans, nobody knows how far things will reach."

"Now tell me, how was one Chaiwala able to do this? How did these corrupt people have to come out on bail? Why did the corrupt neta's son have to go to jail? This corrupt helicopter secret keeper-- how did we bring him back? Who did this work? Who brought these corrupt to task, one by one? Modi didn't do it... this is a mistake you're making. You did this work. Your votes did this. This is the strength of your vote. You gave Modi your vote and a poor mother's Chaiwala son was able to stand before these people -- this is the power of your vote."

READ | Extradited To India, AgustaWestland Middleman Christian Michel To Be Produced In Court: LIVE UPDATES

Christian Michel is likely to be produced in court on Wednesday, following his being extradited to India the previous night.

The CBI had on Tuesday evening issued a statement, hours after Republic TV first broke news of Michel being extradited, stating that the development had taken place under the guidance of NSA Ajit Doval, Director Incharge of CBI Nageswara Rao and CBI Joint Director Sai Manohar. What remains to be seen is the scope of what he may reveal in connection with the AgustaWestland deal, including markings in a notebook relating to potential names who allegedly got bribes as India sought to procure VVIP choppers during the UPA governments.

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