Rubbishing the allegations levelled by Kirit Somaiya in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s aide Kanishka Singh on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP has been making false allegations against him with malafide intention since February 2013.
Somaiya has alleged that Rahul Gandhi and his aide were connected to Guido Haschke, one of the middlemen in the AgustaWestland deal.
The BJP MP also asked CBI and ED to “check” Rahul Gandhi’s links with a real estate developer allegedly involved in the CWG scam.
Somaiya said Guido Haschke, an alleged middleman in the chopper deal, is common in both the scams and that he is linked to Christian Michel, an accused in the VVIP choppers scam. “I would request you to check the cross connectivity and do the needful,” he said.
Kanishka Singh rejected the allegations as entirely baseless.
“ Somaiya’s allegations about me are entirely baseless, false and with an ulterior political motive. Somaiya has been making these false allegations about me with malafide intent since February 2013,” he said in a statement.
Kanishka also asked Somaiya to provide proof at the earliest to the NDA Government and its agencies, which would facilitate the investigation and enable prosecution of the guilty.
Talking about his relations with realty company owner Rajiv Gupta and his family, Kanishka said that he has been on estranged terms with the former and his family members.