‘India awarded Sant Chatwal after Hillary backed N-deal’
Asserting that India “quickly became a rich vein” of Clinton Foundation, a controversial book which hit the stands today has alleged that the then Indian government rewarded hotelier Sant Chatwal with one of its highest civilian awards for getting Hillary Clinton support the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal in 2008.
The book “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer also alleges that the donations made by some Indian politicians and organisations were instrumental in getting Hillary, who was then a US Senator, to support the nuclear deal.
The allegations have been refuted by the office of Hillary Clinton, who last month announced her second presidential bid.
“’Clinton Cash’ is attempting to rewrite history to fit a pre-determined partisan narrative. It only takes a quick look at Hillary’s actual voting record and statements to see that this conspiracy theory doesn’t even come close to passing the smell test,” Josh Schwerin, spokesperson of the Hillary’s presidential campaign had said.
Schweizer writes in his book: “In the end, both Bill, who initially imposed the sanctions against the Indian government, and Hillary, who supported that policy, played a vital role in getting them lifted.”