Indian Youth Congress (IYC), the youth wing of Congress party has expelled Aljo K Joseph who appeared for the high-profile fugitive and defence deal-maker Christian Michel, Times Of India has reported. Michel has been accused of collecting kickbacks for the top political leaders in the Agusta Westland VVIP Chopper scam.
The lawyer, Aljo K Joseph has defended himself that he was representing Michel in his personal capacity. However, he was seen at the Congress party headquarters later in the day. He as per reports met the Congress General Secretary Deepak Babaria.
Aljo K Joseph has claimed that he was the National in-charge for Indian Youth Congress legal department to ANI. Further, he said, “ I'm an actively practising advocate. I appeared for him (Christian Michel) in my professional capacity. If somebody asks me to appear on behalf of a client...I've only discharged my duty as a lawyer. It has nothing to do with the Congress.”
Commenting on the Agusta Westland matter, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the Modi government had protected, benefited and lifted thee blacklist off the company involved in Agusta Westland scam. “Congress government had investigated against Agusta Westland company, blacklisted it and recovered money from the company”, he said.
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