Cong seeks probe into ‘suspicious black trunk’ in PM’s chopper

NEW DELHI, Apr 14: The Congress party on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of a “suspicious black trunk” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter during his visit to Chitradurg in Karnataka for poll campaign.
Congress spokesman Anand Sharma asked the prime minister to come clean and said the Election Commission of India (ECI) should inquire into the contents of the “trunk.”
He said the Congress’ Karnataka unit has already filed a complaint with the ECI in this regard.
The prime minister had addressed an election rally in Karnataka’s Chitradurga on 9 April.
“We saw there were three more choppers escorting the prime minister’s helicopter. After landing, a black trunk was taken out and whisked away in a private car which was not part of the SPG carcade,” he alleged.
Sharma suggested there was cash stashed in the trunk. “What was there in the trunk? If there was no cash in it, let an inquiry be held,” he said.
The party also played a video clip claiming that the purported trunk, after being unloaded from the PM’s helicopter, was shipped to a private Innova car that Sharma alleged was not a part of the SPG carcade, and taken away.
Sharma also asked Modi to give an account of his five-year rule to the people of the country as a tribute to BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. (PTI)