Radia not spy but economic terrorist: Praful Patel

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Praful Patel
New Delhi, Dec 15: The Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has slammed corporate lobbyist Nira Radia over the leaked tapes which allegedly described him as the person who "destroyed" the aviation sector.

Praful Patel, on Tuesday, Dec 14, accused that Niira Radia has some "vested interest" and "personal agenda." He equated her as an "economic terrorist."

"You want me to comment on lobbies and their agents and what they have said. They have vested interests and a personal agenda," Patel said.

Read: Praful Patel working for Vijay Mallya, Radia tapes

The latest Radia tapes published by Outlook has exposed the conversation between Nira Radia and NCP leader NK Singh. In the tapes NK Singh said to Radia that Praful Patel has worked for the Naresh Goyal (Jet Airways) when she told Patel has destroyed the aviation sector.

In response to this, Radia said that now Patel was working for "Vijay Mallya (Kingfisher airlines) at the cost of the national carrier."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of Radia's Vaishnavi Corporate Communications said that Praful Patel's comments were "irresponsible and baseless."

"It greatly pains and offends us when persons of higher authority makes such irresponsible and baseless comments. However, we have no intention to enter into any meaningless war of words on the issue," the spokesperson said.

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