Varun Gandhi under attack over defence deals
BJP MP Varun Gandhi was at the centre of a controversy over allegations that he had leaked defence secrets to middleman Abhishek Verma and arms manufacturers after being “honey trapped”, a charge he stoutly denied.
At a press conference, Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav released a letter to the PMO last month that Varun was honey trapped and compromised by Verma. He alleged that Verma “blackmailed” Varun, a member of the Defence Consultative Committee, into sharing sensitive info on arms matters.
Varun rejected these charges, saying he has not met Verma since 2004 and threatened to file a defamation suit against Bhushan and Yadav over the charges. “The entire information presented does not contain an iota of proof that either I had access or shared any communication regarding sensitive
information to Verma,” Varun said.