Chopper Raids: Why did the Election Commission check the helicopter of Rahul Gandhi and Abhishek Banerjee? Gave this answer!


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The matter of the investigation of helicopters of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee is gaining momentum. On Monday (April 15), the Central Election Commission issued a statement on the matter, confirming that the helicopter investigation was justified.

According to sources, the Election Commission said that there is nothing different in the investigation of Abhishek Banerjee's helicopter. It was told that as part of the election preparations, the District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) have been instructed to keep a close watch on the airstrips and helipads.

The statement mentioned that such checks are being conducted at public and private airstrips across the country to ensure that no illegal items are sent by air.

Checking of Rahul Gandhi's helicopter

Earlier, on Monday (April 15), news agency ANI released a video of Rahul Gandhi in which Election Commission officials checked his helicopter during his visit to Tamil Nadu. As soon as Rahul Gandhi landed in the Nilgiris, the flying squad of the Election Commission conducted an investigation.

When asked about the investigation of Rahul Gandhi's helicopter, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that the helicopters of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister should also be investigated. “All helicopters should be inspected and the same standards should be applied.”

Abhishek Banerjee warned of legal action

Earlier on April 14, TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee had warned of legal action against Income Tax officials for allegedly stopping the test flight of his helicopter on Monday.

TMC had on April 14 claimed that the helicopter used by its general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was raided by Income Tax officials at the Behala Flying Club in Kolkata.