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Sambit Patra Says, Congress Is Rattled By Christian Michel's Extradition, Extended Hand Of 10 Janpath To Save Him

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| December 6 , 2018 , 16:23 IST

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in a press conference on Thursday said that Congress is completely rattled by the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

An 'extended hand of 10 Janpath' was working to save Michel. BJP spokesperson said Youth Congress leader Aljo K Joseph appeared for Michel in court on Wednesday and the Congress later went through the "charade" of removing him.

"Other than Aljo Joseph, there are two other lawyers of Christian Michel, Vishnu Shankar, who is the son of a Kerala Congress leader and Sriram Parakkat who has been an NSUI member. All three have worked under big Congress lawyers like Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal," Patra alleged.

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Joseph appeared in a Delhi court on Wednesday for Michel in a move that caused major embarrassment for Congress.

The Indian Youth Congress expelled Joseph while party spokesperson Amrish Ranjan Pandey said that Joseph appeared for Michel in his “personal capacity” and never asked for party permission before doing this.

Earlier, the court granted Michel's lawyer, Aljo Joseph the permission to meet Michel twice a day. Joseph met Michel on Thursday morning and spent about 25 minutes with the alleged AgustaWestland middleman.