BJP MP varun Gandhi has landed in a controversy which has become an unexpected embarrassment for the BJP leadership too ahead of UP Assembly poll.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office (PMO), American whistleblower C Edmonds Allen has claimed that Mr Varun Gandhi has been honey-trapped and compromised by arms dealer Abhishek Verma.
Edmonds Allen, who is a known whistleblower and has exposed a number of controversial arms deals, has written to the PMO that Gandhi is being blackmailed by Verma.
Gandhi used to be a member of the high-profile Defence Consultative Committee. The report quotes senior BJP leaders clarifying that classified information on defence are not shared with members of the parliamentary committee
But Mr Gandhi denied having any interaction with Verma. “I know Abhishek Verma. His parents were Rajya Sabha MPs from the Congress. I even attended his wedding when I was young. But I have had no interaction with Abhishek Verma ever since I came into public life,” he said, according to India Today.