Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home News Reports Christian Michel got 'Mrs Gandhi's' number in 1996 by his father who was 'close...

Christian Michel got ‘Mrs Gandhi’s’ number in 1996 by his father who was ‘close to the Gandhi family’ : Reports

Michel, as per the report, has revealed that his father was "very close to the Gandhi family" and Indira Gandhi "considered him a friend of India".

According to a report by The Economic Times, it was Wolfgang Max Richard Michel, also a consultant with AgustaWestland in the 1980s, who had passed on “Mrs Gandhi’s number” to his son Christian Michel in 1996. Wolfgang, who is believed to be close to the Gandhi family, had passed on various contact numbers for his son.

Michel, as per the report, has revealed that his father was “very close to the Gandhi family” and Indira Gandhi “considered him a friend of India”. With this information, the CBI has sought to peruse the records of the Parliament of the year 1982-83. The CBI in its remand application claimed that his father knew Indira Gandhi since 1970s and used to meet her. He also claimed that it was his father who helped Indian Government to secure contract for WG-30 and MK-42 helicopters.

As per the remand paper, Michel, while shaking hands with his lawyer Aljo Joseph, Congress leader who was ‘expelled’ from the party for representing Michel as damage control, had passed on a chit of paper discreetly which Joseph put in his pocket. On being confronted by an ED official, the paper reportedly read “the typed form of questions to be asked”. As per the remand application, the paper “pertained to a set of questions with regards to follow-up questions on Mrs Gandhi”. The ED believes that there might be a conspiracy to shield and/or tamper with the evidence.

Mrs Gandhi, who could she be?

Last week, Michel in his interrogation with the Enforcement Directorate had reportedly mentioned one “Mrs Gandhi”, “Italian lady’s son R” but could not yet reveal the context in which these names were mentioned. This had prompted many Congress-friendly journalists to point out that Mrs Gandhi referred here could be anyone. Because clearly there could be many Mrs Gandhis, who is an Italian lady with a son whose name starts from R, who could also be the Prime Minister.

One ‘journalist’ had also decided that Michel was referring to Indira Gandhi, who was not really Italian, but had a son R who did become India’s Prime Minister. Easy to miss out on the Italian lineage part when other pieces in the puzzle are giving a ‘clear picture’.

Except, with the new revelation that the contact numbers were passed in 1996, about 12 years after Indira Gandhi’s death, maybe their stand will change. But considering Congress social media had credited Mrs Gandhi for inaugurating a project eight years after her death, one would not be too surprised if the so-called journalists do conjure up Mrs Gandhi to pass on the number eight years after passing.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Ever Given: Ship that blocked Suez Canal has since been held by Canal authorities, they wanted 916 million dollars

After demanding 916 USD initially, the canal authorities had later lowered the demand amount to 550 million. A final settlement is expected to be reached soon.

Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty duped by fake IAS officer’s fake vaccination drive, one arrested

Mimi Chakraborty was reportedly duped by a man who claimed to be an IAS officer and requested the TMC MP to be chief guest at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him.

Telangana: Woman working at Christian priest’s home dies in police custody, officer suspended

Mariyamma, who used to work as a domestic help at local priest Father Balaswamy's house in Govindapuram village, breathed her last on June 18 after cops allegedly assaulted her.

Kanpur: Hindu families put “for sale” signs outside their houses after being forced to convert to Islam, SP MLA accused of shielding the goons

10 Hindu families in Rail Patri colony in Kanpur live under constant fear as they have been threatened either to covert to Islam or leave the area.

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,544FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe