Chopper scam: PM lauds Defence Minister's speech; watch Parrikar's RS address here

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New Delhi, May 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his excellent Rajya Sabha speech on AugustaWestland chopper deal.

Heaping praise on Parrikar, Modi termed Defence Mnister's speech as one of his best one.

Chopper scam: PM lauds Parrikar's speech

"Wednesday's speech by parrikar in the Rajya Sabha was one of the best speeches, displaying best parliamentary traditions", PM in one of his tweets said.

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Appealing people to check his speech, Modi in another tweet said, "He rose above politics & placed all relevant facts on the table".

Earlier, Defence Minister on Wednesday said the probe in the AgustaWestland helicopter graft case will focus on those named in the Italian court judgment.

"There is an agreement that corrupt practices were involved in procurement of AgustaWestland helicopters. The previous government recognised these and put on hold the group in 2014, and the present government passed the order," Parrikar said in the Rajya Sabha.

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