New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Activists of the Congress’ youth wing protested here on Thursday against the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the AgustaWestland chopper deal issue.
The activists accused the government of seeking to “weave a web of lies” to “hoodwink the people of India”.
The protest march was taken out from the Indian Youth Congress’ office on Raisina Road to the Prime Minister’s Office (Raisina Hill) where they were stopped by police before the barricades.
Police resorted to use of water cannon and to disperse the crowd, as the Youth Congress members tried to jump over the barricades.
The Youth Congress, in a statement, said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is seeking to perpetuate “falsehood” and “weave a web of lies” to “hoodwink the people of India” over the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal.
It also alleged that the Modi government is indulging in a cover up conspiracy to hide its sinister role in helping and promoting a banned company AgustaWestland and its parent company Finmecanica.
It said the most intriguing part of the conspiracy is the undisclosed reason on the part of the Modi government for permitting a blacklisted company to get clearances from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and permit its entry as “partner or sub-contractor to various Indian corporates”.