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Chopper deal slur on India, needs probe: Kamal Nath

Posted on Feb 20, 08:25PM | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 20 : The VVIP chopper deal is a "slur on India" and should be probed thoroughly, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said Wednesday.

"The helicopter deal is not about corruption. It is a slur on India. The investigations have been done abroad and there must be a transparent and incisive inquiry into it," Kamal Nath told reporters.

"Many parties have agreed on the probe. The centre is ready for any kind of probe," he added.

Kamal Nath Tuesday said that the government was open to parliamentary probe into the deal. The opposition plans to raise the issue during the budget session starting Feb 21.