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Chopper deal: Parrikar to place facts on May 4

He recently challenged Congress to show the order by UPA government confirming the blacklisting

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Publish Date: May 1 2016 1:09PM | Updated Date: May 1 2016 1:20PM

Chopper deal: Parrikar to place facts on May 4

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that he will place all facts about the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal on May 4 before Parliament. 

 
"I will place the detailed chronology, giving facts about the chopper deal before Parliament on 
 
"Why no action was taken against the company till 2014? Why was the company not blacklisted by then UPA government?" Parrikar asked. 
 
"I challenge the Congress to show the UPA government's order blacklisting the AgustaWestland company. Let them reply first why it was not banned," he said. 
 
The defence minister had recently challenged the Congress to show the order by the UPA government confirming the blacklisting. 
 
A top government official had recently claimed that AgustaWestland was not blacklisted during the UPA rule, asserting it was the NDA dispensation which had put on hold all acquisition proposals with the firm.