New Delhi : The Congress party has removed Elsa Joseph, the Congress leader fighting the case of Christian Michel, a broker for the Augusta Westland helicopter scam. Youth Congress has suspended lawyer A K Joseph, appearing in the VVIP Chopper scam case, on behalf of middleman Christian Mitchell's Patiala House Court. AK Joseph was in charge of Youth Congress Legal Wing.
Youth Congress issued the statement and said that Joseph had not approached the organization before appearing in the case. Youth Congress has clarified that Joseph personally appeared in the case of Michelle and the party does not support this. Joseph was removed from the Legal Department and withdrew from the party with immediate effect.
Before being suspended from the party, when asked about Christian Mitchell's lawyer Elsa Joseph, he said that I am in charge of the legal department of Youth Congress and advocate in the Supreme Court. It is my obligation to be present in the court as a lawyer for my client. Politics and profession are different. I do not know why BJP is making this issue issue. Everyone knows that Jaitley or other BJP leader has appeared in the court for whom.
Elsa Joseph said that we have some knowledge in Dubai and through them Mitchell's attorneys from Italy approached the court to appear in the court. If there is a dispute then I will have to think before coming forward but I have no problem in presenting it. Explaining the reasons for coming to the Congress headquarters, he said that the Congress office had come to give a note to Deepak Bavaria, in charge of Madhya Pradesh on EVM-VVPAT. He said that I am waiting for the papers to be submitted by the CBI counsel for the case.