Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Govt faces flak over deal to get AugustaWestland helicopters

Congress has slammed the state government's decision to sign an agreement with an aviation firm to procure AugustaWestland helicopters for VVIPs.
Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant slammed the government for double speak on corruption. "BJP was the first to launch an attack on the UPA government in the AugustaWestland deal and now, VVIPs of the Fadnavis government will fly in the same helicopters," he said.
On May 4, the general administration department, which is led by Fadnavis, issued an order to provide for an agreement with two firms that will provide aircraft and helicopters for the use of VVIPs, including the governor and the CM.
09/05/17 Prafulla Marapakwar/The Times Of India